Santa Rosa Co. substitute teacher accused of inappropriately texting student: SRCSO reports

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) – A Santa Rosa County school substitute teacher is behind bars after allegedly having inappropriate conversations with a 16-year-old student, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. .

John William Kapolczynski, 46, was charged with lewd communication, crimes against public order and a sexual offense on November 4.

On November 4, an SRCSO School Resource Officer received a complaint about the victim having inappropriate text conversations with Kapolczynski. The complaint began when the victim took screenshots of messages between her and Kapolczynski and sent them to another student. This student reported it to school personnel, according to the arrest report.

School staff responded by speaking to both the victim and Kapolczynski and sending him home for the day. The school then notified the school resource officer, according to the arrest report.

The victim told school staff that she received numerous text messages from Kapolczynski dating back to June 2022. She said that on October 16, 2022, the conversations turned sexual. According to the arrest report, on October 28, Kapolczynski asked the victim to come to a classroom where he had been a substitute. While there, she was taken to an accessory closet in the room, where Kapolczynski allegedly began to hug her and attempted to kiss her. The victim said Kapolczynski also placed his hand under his shirt and stroked it.

The victim’s friend said she was told that “John” told the victim to meet him in the parking lot at night, “behind his parents’ backs”, so he could “teach her how to conduct”. The victim did not go there according to the witness.

Kapolczynski was incarcerated in Santa Rosa County Jail without bond.


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