Speaking to NBC news, parent Kevin Ware said: “We need to know what was going on during school. The deputy head of a scandal-hit Catholic private school became hooked on child abuse images after getting embroiled in a drug-taking paedophile ring that met on gay dating app Grindr.Pervert Peter Allott, 37, was introduced to child sex images and became addicted to Class A drugs - spending up to £600-a-week - at 'chemsex' parties.
After reports of the incident spread on social media, Melissa Layner, South Fort Myers High School Principal said in statement to parents: “You have undoubtedly heard media reports of an incident that has occurred with some of our students this week.
Because the details of the incident are sensitive in nature and involve student discipline, I am unable to discuss them with the media or other parents.
Regrettably, the incident is being discussed heavily on social and news media.
This is difficult to hear of as a Principal, and it is undoubtedly difficult for the students involved. As part of their high school journey, our students will have the opportunity to experience great personal successes and they will also have experiences where they will learn from mistakes.
“The incident this week should not be a reflection on our combined efforts, administration, students, and teachers, to keep our building and students secure and safe.
Providing our students cooperate with the expectations articulated to them each day, our school is a safe place for student learning and after school activities.
“We dealt with student discipline surrounding this incident this week quickly and we are focused on student success today.
Thank you for all that you and your student do to support our school.” Parents described the situation as “terrible”, with some calling for an investigation.
The headteacher at a Florida school where as many as 25 boys allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl has told parents the school is safe and students will "learn from their mistakes".