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NEW: Avossa consoles those ‘impacted’ by Corey Perry child-porn case


The thoughts of Palm Beach County school leaders “are with all those impacted” by the case of Corey Perry, a once-admired teacher who killed himself Friday in the wake of child pornography allegations, Superintendent Robert Avossa said.

“I’m sure the facts will be brought to life soon …. ” Avossa said in a statement published on his Twitter page.

Avossa posted the statement late Friday, a few hours after Perry was found dead at a motel in Nashville, Tenn., near where he was raised.

Perry, a teacher at Howell L. Watkins Middle in Palm Beach Gardens, was wanted for producing child pornography that may have included some of his students, the FBI said. On March 24, the school told him he was not allowed to return to the school, on MacArthur Boulevard north of Northlake Boulevard, because of the investigation. The same day, FBI agents searched his West Palm Beach home.

Perry was last seen March 26 in Fort Lauderdale.

The 33-year-old West Palm Beach resident and graduate of Florida A&M University taught science and coached basketball at Watkins. He had been recognized by Florida Gov. Rick Scott for his work in the school’s engineering lab and was nominated this year for a Dwyer award, given to the district’s top teachers.

District officials have asked parents who thought their children may have been contacted by Perry either through social media or over the phone to come forward. Perry also coached youth basketball in recreational programs in Palm Beach County.

Avossa had strong comments in the days after the FBI announced it was looking for Perry, saying he was “disgusted at what I have learned.”

“He has hurt innocent children,” Avossa said. “He broke a sacred and professional code.”



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