Teacher accused of texting threats to Satellite Beach principal
'I'm going to (expletive) you up'
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. – A Surfside Elementary School speech language pathologist was charged last week with sending threatening text messages to her school's principal, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said.
"I'm going to (expletive) you up," Kimberly Anne Loomis, 47, wrote in the messages to the principal, according to her affidavit. " Karma is a (expletive)."
News 6 partner Florida Today reported that Loomis has been with Brevard Public Schools since 1999, said Matt Reed, assistant superintendent for government and community relations. The district is investigating Loomis for disciplinary action, Reed said. For the summer, district officials asked Loomis to turn in her keys and badge and to stay away from Surfside.
"The safety of our students and staff, including principals, is Brevard Public Schools’ number one priority," Reed said in a statement. "At no point was (Loomis) considered a threat to students" in her 18 years as a district employee, he said.
Deputies took Loomis, an Indialantic resident, into custody Thursday and charged her with making a written threat to kill or injure.
Reed said prior to the text messages, Loomis had "what appeared to be a workplace conflict with her principal over some unprofessional Facebook posts."
There was no information available Tuesday about the content of the posts.
In her interview with deputies, Surfside principal Lori Masterson said she was concerned about Loomis' "violent criminal history."
A Florida Department of Law Enforcement record search showed no criminal convictions for Loomis.
Wednesday was the last day of the school year at Surfside, located in Satellite Beach.
Loomis posted $5,000 bail Friday at the Brevard County Detention Center in Sharpes.
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