September 27, 2023


Arts Eternal

Art teacher on job for a week before arrest, firing, Port Orange police say

PORT ORANGE, Fla. – Martin Reese was hired as an artwork teacher at Creekside Middle Faculty just one particular week ahead of he termed in ill to operate on Tuesday, but showed up to the faculty with significant speakers to blast new music while young ones were being getting the FSA check, according to Port Orange police.

Investigators claimed Reese took to social media, are living streaming a 50-moment video, which is now component of the investigation into the incident.

In the movie, Reese explained, “We’re going to participate in songs extremely loud, FSA testing is today and there’s a lot of college students, a lot of kids pressured out about it.”

At instances in the course of the video which is posted to his Instagram site, Reese talks to children in the classroom.

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He mentioned in the online video he’s disrupting the examination and can also be heard acknowledging that there are kid’s in a classroom appropriate subsequent doorway.

Law enforcement told News 6 the condition escalated as faculty directors requested Reese to flip the new music down, but he refused.

According to the report, it wasn’t till they reduce the electricity off to his classroom as a result of the breaker box that the music stopped.

Police said the school was set on a momentary lockdown. At that time, Reese still left the classroom and built his way to the courtyard wherever he took his shirt off with hundreds of pupils seeing from the cafeteria, in accordance to investigators.

The police report claimed in aspect, “Martin suggested he was a black male and saved his shirt off so they knew he did not have any weapons.”

Law enforcement said, on the other hand, 1 round of ammunition was located in Reese’s backpack and containers of ammunition have been located in his auto in the faculty parking good deal when they searched it.


Reese sooner or later spoke with law enforcement in a convention space at the school and was arrested.

He’s now facing expenses of disrupting a college operate and disorderly conduct.

Police explained he could be facing further costs for filming the little ones in his classroom.

The college district claimed Reese has been fired.

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