(As originally published with video of the quick hearing, Wed, July 6th 2022, 2:12 PM EDT)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — The teacher charged with having sex with a former student in his classroom’s oversized closet will be deciding whether to take a plea bargain from the state.
Wednesday morning, in a court hearing on Zoom that lasted just under one minute, Daniel Norment’s lawyer Mark Wilensky announced to Judge Jeffrey Gillen, “I received a plea offer from the state, which I have not been able to discuss with my client yet.”
The alleged incident happened two years ago at Independence Middle School in Jupiter.
Norment’s alleged victim was underage and didn’t file a complaint until March of this year. That’s when the School District of Palm Beach County reassigned him to a non-student contact position.
The arrest report said the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerted Jupiter police, who told a school district police officer.
Norment, 41, was arrested May 10.
His lawyer said he’s waiting for discovery evidence from the state. He also waived Norment’s right to a speedy trial, and there will be another hearing on Sept. 7.