December 29, 2008
Tiffany Shepherd - Former Port St. Lucie Teacher Who Lost Teaching Job Arrested For Allegedly Threatening Ex-Boyfriend’s New Girlfriend
Tiffany Shepherd's MySpace Profile "Smokin em Tiffany"
Fort Pierce, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Tiffany Shepherd, the former Port St. Lucie High School teacher who claimed she lost her job because of her bikini-clad weekend job on a charter fishing boat - is back in the news. This time she's trading her bikini bottoms for a set of handcuffs.
Shepherd, 30, was arrested Sunday after authorities say she threatened her former boyfriend's new girlfriend.
Investigators say Shepherd left threatening and harassing messages on the cell phone of a 22-year-old woman who is now dating and living with the father of one of Shepherd's children.
The woman told police she tried to ignore the messages at first, but decided to contact authorities after the incessant calls continued to disrupt her daily activities. Shepherd also reportedly challenged the woman to a fight.
Shepherd, who taught science at Port St. Lucie High School for four years, gained national attention when she complained to the media that her contract with the school was not renewed because of how she dressed at a part time job. Photos of the bikini-bearing former teacher also circulated around the net, creating a media buzz.
School officials disputed Shepard's claims, insisting her contract was not renewed because of her "excessive absences" during the 2007-2008 school year.
Shepherd, a mother of three boys, claims to have applied for several teaching jobs over the past year, but has been unsuccessful. She is listed as unemployed on the jail intake booking.
She was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail on Sunday on a charge of making harassing telephone calls. She was released Monday after posting a $15,000 bond.
The Weekly Vice
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