SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. - Before former Satellite High teacher Charles Krininger was arrested for alleged sexual conduct with a student, he was warned about pulling pranks on a student and making "inappropriate and derogatory remarks" in class, records show.
According to documents in Krininger's personnel file, he met with his principal, Mark Elliott, in September 2013 to discuss "inappropriate remarks and actions" he'd made to a student in his class.
The documents did not elaborate on the comments made, but Elliott described an incident in which Krininger "deliberately wet this student's desk and gave her a cookie, and a few days later, put shaving cream under her desk as means of punishment."
The incident took place under old district administration, before Superintendent Desmond Blackburn and Associate Superintendent of Human Resources Carol Kindt came to the district.
FLORIDA TODAY requested Krininger's personnel file after he was arrested Wednesday for allegedly asking a student to film and send him videos touching herself via Dropbox back in February 2016. Because of student privacy laws, it's unclear if the incident targeted the same student Krininger was warned about in 2013.
Past arrests of school employees have sometimes revealed similar story lines: an employee is arrested for inappropriate conduct, and the employee's personnel file includes old incidents.
When Holland Elementary Principal Ricky Sheppard was arrested on federal child porn charges in June 2016, FLORIDA TODAY learned Sheppard was reprimanded in 1999 for speaking inappropriately with a 6-year-old boy and showering him with gifts.
And the 2012 arrest of Edgewood Jr./Sr. High drama teacher Dennis Turner, who was found guilty of having sex with one of his students, brought to light parent complaints dating back to 2004 over student-teacher sleepovers and back rubs.
In Krininger's case, school district spokesman Matt Reed said the Satellite Beach principal did everything he could. Krininger was removed from the school and placed on paid leave, and the Satellite Beach Police Department was called in as soon as Elliott learned about the incident, according to a news release from the district.
"It’s tempting to go back and go, 'Well, those are red flags, the principal should have known something.' Well, he did everything that he could, given the circumstances that he knew about," said Reed.
Elliott was just recently reappointed as principal of Satellite.
In Krininger's latest evaluation, he was rated an "effective" teacher.
Krininger, 40, of Melbourne, has taught with Brevard Public Schools since 2002, starting his career at Space Coast Jr./Sr. High before moving to Satellite in 2006. He also worked as an adjunct psychology professor at Eastern Florida State College since 2008.
Although Krininger was placed on paid leave and prohibited from school district property in February 2016, he continued working at EFSC. He was fired Wednesday, as soon as the college learned of his arrest, EFSC spokesman John Glisch said.
The school district did not inform EFSC that Krininger was under investigation, nor is it required to.
Kindt, the associate superintendent of human resources, said the district would not know which teachers work at the college because employees are not required to disclose side jobs they may have, unless they will conflict with normal school working hours.
Krininger had most recently been rated a "satisfactory" adjunct at EFSC and never had any complaints brought against him.
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