Poinciana High School teacher accused of assaulting law enforcement officer

Timothy Moriarty arrested Saturday


OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A Poinciana High School teacher was arrested over the weekend when he was accused of disturbing the peace, Osceola County Jail records show.

Timothy Moriarty, 43, was arrested Saturday and charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace.

Osceola County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to Moriarty's neighborhood around 10 p.m. Saturday for a harassment complaint and encountered him near his home, according to the arrest report.

Deputies said Moriarty was "belligerent," told a deputy he did not like the way he was standing and made threatening gestures toward the officers. After Moriarty refused to comply with deputies' demands for him to go back into his residence, deputies shocked him with a stun gun and arrested Moriarty, according to the report.

Moriarty posted bail over the weekend.

School officials said Moriarty was not placed on leave and is working by the high school as a family and consumer services teacher. He was hired with the School District of Osceola County in August 2018, officials said.

The district's public information officer, Dana Schafer, said Moriarty is still employed at the high school. The human resources department is investigating the complaint.