Parents shocked to learn of Osceola County teacher's arrest

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Some parents of students at Parkway Middle School told Channel 9’s Angela Jacobs that Shawn Greaves is the last person they expected to see on a mugshot.

The 51-year-old special needs teacher was arrested Wednesday for assaulting a co-worker after school, Osceola County deputies said.

"Because he led a prayer group here at Parkway Middle, to assure that the students started the day off in prayer and meditation,” parent Shellie Fanfan-Sissoko said when asked why she was surprised by the arrest.

Eyewitness News found his home address in Orange County is also tied to a long-time Kissimmee ministry.

Investigators said Greaves arrest came after a female co-worker said during an after school meeting two weeks ago that Greaves grabbed her buttocks, threw her over his shoulder and carried her into a classroom closet against her will.

The woman told deputies that Greaves pressed his body against her and rubbed against her.

Another teacher witnessed the incident and told deputies that the victim “continuously pushed (Greaves) away while yelling, ‘Put me down,’ ‘Get your hands off me,’ ‘How dare you touch me?’ and, ‘Let go of me,’” the report said.

No one answered the door when Eyewitness News stopped by the Faith Family Outreach Ministries, where Greaves is listed as the president. The district has reassigned Greaves to a temporary position away from students while the allegations are investigated and his employment status is evaluated.

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School district officials told Eyewitness News that they found no criminal history during a background check that goes through the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement screening.