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Tomaris Hill biography: 13 things about ex-Kathleen High School teacher from Orlando, Florida


Tomaris Anton Hill is an African-American man from Florida, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Tomaris Anton Hill (©Orange County Jail)
Tomaris Anton Hill (©Orange County Jail)
  1. He lives in Orlando, Orange County, Florida. (a)
  2. Aside from Orlando, he has lived in other pars of Florida including Oviedo and Riviera Beach. (b)
  3. He is affiliated with the Florida Democratic Party. (a)
  4. In 2018, Polk County Public Schools hired him as an athletic coach. He was nicknamed Coach T. (c)
  5. On May 17, 2018, he registered to vote in Orange County. (a)
  6. In 2019, he became a social studies teacher, teaching World History and African American Studies teacher at Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida. He became the school sponsor of the Generation of Gentlemen, a student club that teaches students etiquette and life skill. (c)(d)
  7. He is the registered agent of the Orlando-based company Get Certified, LLC, which was incorporated on July 17, 2020. (e)
  8. On September 10, 2021, he was coordinating a school fundraiser for the Generation of Gentlemen the school’s principal Daraford Jones instructed him that he was violating Polk County School Board’s fundraising policy. Almost two weeks after being notified to cease and desist fundraising efforts, he took to Facebook to share a video in which he claimed that Jones and his administration “treat kids like inmates.” (d)
  9. On September 24, 2021, he continued to make public social media posts about Jones. (d)
  10. On September 26, 2021, he sent a text message to a group of Generation of Gentlemen members and other Kathleen High School students that read, “Fellas we doing a protest tomorrow morning at 6:30. Right at the Kathleen sign. We’ll have signs, speakers, and microphones. The goal is to block off traffic from getting into school to make the street backup. The news will be there as well. Spread the word. #StandUpSpeakOut.” (d)
  11. At around 6:30 a.m. on September 27, 2021, he arrived at Kathleen High School driving a black Chevy truck. Around 200 students gathered around him blocking the entrance and exit of the school and they chanted, “Jones gotta go.” During the protest, 15 students were arrested. He was also arrested and charged with second-degree conspiracy to interfere with the education process and first-degree contributing to the delinquency of a minor. (c)(d)
  12. He was 33 years old when he was arrested on September 27, 2021. (d)
  13. After his arrest on September 27, 2021, Polk County Public Schools terminated him. (c)

(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)


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