• Lake Brantley teacher to be fired over brothel visits


    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Another client of a suspected brothel in Orange County stands to lose his job.

    Chris Dalland, 35, taught chemistry at Lake Brantley High School until he admitted he paid for sex.

    Eyewitness News went to Dalland's home to ask him why he is being fired when he has not been arrested or charged.

    "Do you have a reaction to that?" asked WFTV reporter Bianca Castro.

    "I'm meeting with my union rep today, so I really can't talk about it," said Dalland.

    "OK, but you admitted to paying for sex?" asked Castro.

    "I can't talk about it," replied Dalland, as he closed the door.

    The 10th grade chemistry teacher is about to lose his job after district officials learned his name is on the client list of an alleged brothel.

    This is the same scandal that brought down state representative Mike Horner and Maitalnd Vice Mayor Phil Bonus.

    The news does not surprise one 16-year-old Lake Brantley student.

    "I felt like a lot of the parents had problems with him as a teacher anyway, so I feel like eventually he was going to get fired for something," said the unidentified student.

    Eyewitness News was told that during the district's investigation Dalland admitted he paid for sex.

    Even though he was not criminally charged, officials said he violated several school policies, such as unbecoming conduct, and they have enough grounds to fire him.

    "A lot of the teachers here at Lake Brantley are, actually, extremely excellent. I wouldn't expect any of this from any one of them," said Lake Brantley senior Jack Young.

    Dalland has been with the district for 10 years. However, in 2007 he was suspended for using his work-issued computer to access pornography.

    Dalland is set to be suspended again next week, and the school board will approve his termination on December 11, 2012.

    School officials said Dalland was moved to a job where he had no contact with students as soon as they learned of the allegations against him, last month.

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