Port Orange middle school teacher arrested for playing loud music to disrupt standardized testing

PORT ORANGE, Fla. — A Port Orange middle school teacher was arrested Tuesday for playing loud music with the intent to disrupt students taking the Florida Statewide Assessments test, police said.


Martin Reese, a teacher at Creekside Middle School, was arrested for disrupting a school function and for disorderly conduct, Port Orange police said.

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Police responded to the school on Airport Road around 12:10 p.m. for a disturbance. Reese refused to turn off the music and caused a disturbance while being escorted to the principal’s office, police said.

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The school was placed on lockdown as a result until the situation was resolved.

At no time were students endangered and no weapons were involved, police said.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.