Letters to the Editor

Our students’ safety

Re the Nov. 12 article Hialeah police arrest school teacher on seven counts of child abuse: I am the principal at Horeb Christian School, where the safety of our children and staff is paramount.

Our school has zero tolerance for any type of behavior that would endanger students’ safety. We are saddened by the allegations against Beth Ann Nemec and are cooperating with the authorities as well as conducting our own internal investigation.

Mrs. Nemec became part of our full-time staff this school year and served as an on-call substitute last school year. Prior to employment, all of our teachers are vetted as per the Florida Department of Children & Families’ protocol. We will continue to cooperate with authorities.

Cindy Montes de Oca, principal, Horeb Christian School, Hialeah