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Teacher Arrested for SendingĀ  Explicit Photo to His Student

(April 10, 2023)- On April 7, 2023, officers from the Cape Coral Police Department made contact with a male identified as Joseph Michael Reynolds (W/M 3-5-1993, 811 SW 11th Court) after they gained information that Mr. Reynolds, who is a middle school teacher at Diplomat Middle School, sent pictures of his genitalia to a student. 

The Cape Coral Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit was informed by a School Resource Officer of the possible inappropriate relationship between Mr. Reynolds and one of his students. This investigation revealed that Mr. Reynolds provided the student with his phone number to correspond through text, eventually leading to him sending the photo. 

Mr. Reynolds was subsequently transported to Lee County Jail.

Mr. Reynolds was charged with the following:

*Transmission of Material Harmful to a Minor F.S.S. 847.0138(2).


ARRESTED: Joseph Michael Reynolds (W/M 3-5-1993, 811 SW 11th Court)