FORT PIERCE — The State Attorney’s Office has dropped a charge that Tiffany Shepherd was making harassing phone calls to her former boyfriend’s new girlfriend.
Shepherd is the former Port St. Lucie High teacher who gained national attention claiming she lost her job because of her moonlighting gig as a bikini-clad worker on a charter fishing boat.
The charges were dropped Monday morning in Circuit Judge Kathryn Nelson’s courtroom.
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Shepherd, 31, was arrested in December and spent a night in the St. Lucie County Jail after being arrested on a warrant claiming that in late November she left several text and voice mail messages on the cell phone of a 22-year-old woman now living with the father of one of Shepherd’s children.
In local and national media, Shepherd claimed she was dismissed by the St. Lucie County School District because she had a part-time job serving drinks and food and casting fishing lines for guests aboard Smokin’ Em Charters, which offered trips with bikini-clad and topless women.
District officials said Shepherd was dismissed for having more than 30 unexcused absences during the 2007-08 school year, and two reprimands in her personnel file.
Should she have been fired for these photos?