POINCIANA, Fla. - A longtime Poinciana High School teacher has been arrested on domestic violence charges, Channel 9 has learned.
Thomas Vacek was arrested
"The female victim indicated he was battering her throughout the day and she tried to harm herself," said Twis Lizasuain, with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.
Arrest reports indicate that Vacek used his open hands and closed fists to hit his wife while he was drunk at their home.
According to the report, she became so upset she took pills.
Deputies said that is when Vacek drove her to Osceola Regional Medical Center for help.
"And they weren't able to get all the photographs they needed for evidence because of her severe injuries," said Lizasuain.
According to investigators, while at the hospital a deputy asked Vacek if he had anything to do with the marks on his wife's face. Investigators said Vacek stared at the deputy for several seconds and then asked him to repeat the question.
In 2012 Vacek's wife was arrested on child abuse charges for allegedly burning a 12-year-old boy with a lighter while he was at the couple's Kissimmee home.
Vacek was arrested for not reporting the incident.
The state attorney's
In 2005 some female students accused Vacek of rubbing his groin on them. A jury found him not guilty.
Channel 9's Ryan Hughes has been told that Vacek's wife remains in the hospital.
Vacek is being held on a $2,500 bond.