A Fernandina Beach High School teacher has been charged with a sexual offense on a minor.
WOKV has obtained 32-year-old Daniel Wright’s arrest report, which says police began investigating him in April, when a parent came forward with a “rumor” his children heard at FBHS about Wright having an inappropriate relationship with a student. At the time, police were unable to get a confession or any other evidence which could warrant an arrest.
Their investigation resumed last Thursday, when Wright’s wife and her sister came forward. The wife’s sister is also a teacher at FBHS. She told police she had received a phone call from a former student’s mother, who had seen Wright and the student sitting together in a parked car near her home. She shared this information with her sister, who confronted Wright.
According to the report, Wright then admitted to a sexual relationship, but said he waited until the student was 18 years old. The student told police they had at least two sexual encounters prior to her 18th birthday, and their relationship continued after she graduated. Wright then allegedly admitted to one encounter in that timeframe.
Wright is currently a media teacher and yearbook advisor at FBHS. Fernandina Beach Police say he also previously taught at Hilliard High School.
A Nassau County School District spokeswoman tells WOKV they are “extremely disappointed and disturbed” by the charge now facing Wright. The Superintendent will recommend Wright be suspended when the School Board meets next week. He could face termination, pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.