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Wekiva High School teacher Keith Bakari Ivey II arrested

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Keith Bakari Ivey II, 25, of Jacksonville, Florida, United States is a teacher at Wekiva High School in Apopka, Florida. He is also an assistant coach of the school’s baseball team.

On February 17, 2022, Ivey allegedly engaged in an inappropriate sexual act with a female student, then 17, while on the school campus inside a storage closet in his classroom. She allegedly performed oral sex on him while he was seated in a spinning chair.

Keith Bakari Ivey II (©Orange County Sheriff’s Office)
Keith Bakari Ivey II (©Orange County Sheriff’s Office)

On March 25, 2022, a student at the school told a school resource officer about a rumor of a teacher having a sexual relationship with another student. The school resource officer then asked the alleged victim.

On March 28, 2022, the alleged victim claimed that Ivey had asked her to perform a sex act on him in a closet at the school. According to her, she had been visiting Ivey for help with schoolwork prior to the incident on February 17, 2022.

On March 29, 2022, Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Ivey. He was charged with soliciting sexual activity with a child and sexual battery on a child 12 years of age or older but under 18 years of age by a person in custodial authority.

Ivey was booked into the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Florida. He is being held without bond until his first appearance before a judge.

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Dr. Baker Drayton is currently the principal of Wevika High School. It was established in 2007 as a relief school for Apopka High School in Apopka and Ocoee High School in Ocoee, Florida.

Maroon, navy and gold are the colors of Wevika High School and the mustang is the school mascot. One of the alumni of the school is Logan Gilbert, 24, who joined the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball in 2021.

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