COPS SAY DRAMA TEACHER FLASHED YOUNG GIRLS
Mark James LaPietra, a Dr. Phillips High School drama teacher who is also one of the schools wrestling coaches has been charged with performing lewd acts in front of children, after he allegedly exposed himself and masturbated in front of several girls and a woman on the grounds of his West Orlando apartment complex. He was spotted by a 19-year-old woman with his pants pulled down enough to see his genitals by the community pool. He was allegedly spotted in other areas but is not accused of flashing any of his students. LaPietra was able to post $5,000 bond today and will be released after he is fitted with an electronic monitoring bracelet, which is a condition of his bond. He has been officially suspended with pay.