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Former Miami-Dade band teacher accused of kissing student


A former band teacher at South Dade Senior High School was arrested, years after he allegedly kissed a student on the mouth.

Andrew Zweibel, 33, whose arrest report lists his home address in Illinois, was taken into custody Saturday on a charge of lewd and lascivious battery on a child.

According to the arrest report, the alleged incident occurred on May 27, 2016, after a school banquet, but the victim, who was a 15-year-old sophomore at the time, didn’t come forward until June 7 of this year.

Miami-Dade Schools Police said the victim reported that Zweibel told her to meet him inside the guitar room after the banquet and, once inside, expressed his admiration for her.

According to the arrest report, Zweibel then kissed the victim on the lips.

Authorities said Zweibel invoked his right not to speak with detectives.

According to a spokesperson from Miami-Dade County Public Schools confirmed that Zweibel has not been employed by the district since 2016.