Former Fort Pierce Middle School Teacher Arrested on a Child Abuse Allegation
Fort Pierce - Monday April 25, 2022: St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara Monday announced the arrest of 49 year old Cyntyche Darling Lundy of Port St. Lucie on a felony warrant for one count of child abuse against a Forest Grove Middle School student.
Lundy was a teacher at the Fort Pierce school up until last Thursday when the School District fired her following the alleged incident.
“St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office detectives began investigating child abuse allegations against Ms. Darling Lundy on Friday after learning that the former Forest Grove Middle School teacher had struck one of her students with a broomstick,” said Sheriff Ken Mascara.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Lundy on Friday, April 22. She was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and then released on a $5,000 bond.
“We thank the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for assisting in this arrest and appreciate our continued partnership with the St. Lucie Public Schools to keep our students safe," said Sheriff Mascara. “The safety of our students on campus remains a top priority,” he said.
St. Lucie Public Schools Chief Communications Officer Lydia Martin provided the following statement to WQCS:
"St. Lucie Public Schools is aware of serious allegations against a teacher. The school district is working closely with our local law enforcement partners. The alleged behavior is intolerable and reprehensible. As a result of the initial investigation, the teacher was terminated on April 21st. This behavior represents a total disregard for SLPS’s mission to provide a safe and caring teaching and learning environment and such behavior is not tolerated.”