Teacher fights to keep license after allegedly hitting student



OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - An Osceola County teacher could lose his teaching license after Florida education officials said he hit a student in class.

William Musto works at Discovery Intermediate School in Poinciana.

He's also been investigated for allegedly touching students and for making sexual comments.

WFTV talked to Musto's students who said they've seen the bad behavior.

"He's like mean sort of at times. He like curses and stuff. He's aggressive," said student Diego Rodriguez.

Documents show state education officials are trying to revoke or suspend Musto's teaching license after an incident in 2012 where Osceola School District officials said he hit a student's head because he was wearing a hat in class.

He wasn't arrested or charged and the district only temporarily took him out of the classroom -- something parents were outraged to hear.

"Out, out, a teacher like that should be out,” said parent Maria Rodriguez.

Musto was suspected in 2008 for allegedly making inappropriate comments about a student's breasts.

He was also investigated in 2006 for allegedly touching students.

"No teacher should be able to touch a student -- and if there were comments and everything? Even worse," said parent Yanilza Colon.

District officials wouldn't comment about the investigation or why Musto hasn't been fired.

Musto has requested a hearing to fighting the state's efforts to take his license.