UPDATED: Teacher Accused of Making Death Threat Retires Ahead of Termination Vote

UPDATE:

Records from the School District of Palm Beach County show that Raymond Berger, the teacher accused of threatening to kill someone in front of his students, submitted his retirement effective Tuesday, December 10.

The school board had been scheduled to vote on Berger’s termination on Wednesday night. However, they accepted Berger’s retirement and canceled Wednesday’s vote.

Berger worked as a physical education teacher at Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton.

According to the School District of Palm Beach County, on April 23, another teacher stated that Berger made inappropriate comments to him in front of students.

Berger reportedly said, “I’m going to [EXPLETIVE] kill someone right now,” according to an investigative report, and also said, “I would rip out [someone’s] eyes.”

An investigation found the allegations were substantiated.

In a letter to Berger on November 19, Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy explained11 there was “just cause” to warrant Berger’s termination.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

A Palm Beach County School’s teacher may lose his job after he reportedly threatened to kill someone in front of students. The incident was reported on April 23rd.

According to the district, Raymond Berger a physical education teacher at Eagles Landing Middle School, reportedly told another teacher “I’m going to f*****g kill someone right now,” while both teachers were in front of students. Berger then continued saying “I would rip out Peccia’s eyes,”  which was also said in front of students.

The school district says the comments made in front of the students are enough to fire Berger, however, they are going to leave it to a vote.

The district will vote on the decision Wednesday during a meeting.

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