Miami-Dade Public Schools

Coral Reef Teacher Arrested for Inappropriate Behavior With Student: MDPS

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A social studies teacher from Coral Reef Senior High School was arrested Monday and is accused of having a romantic relationship with a student, according to a statement from Miami-Dade Public Schools.

The Miami-Dade Schools Police Department arrested 39-year-old Rafael Birriel, following an investigation into improper behavior, which involved a student.

Rafael Birriel

“This is a serious matter that is not taken lightly. As soon as the allegations were reported, the employee was removed from the school and M-DSPD initiated an investigation," the district said in a statement. "As a result of the arrest, the individual’s employment will be terminated and he will be prevented from seeking future work with the district.”

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