BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — At Tuesday’s Bay District Schools meeting Superintendent Mark McQueen recommended the School Board suspend David Pittman without pay and proceed to termination.

They approved the request.

53-year-old David Wayne Pittman of Lynn Haven was arrested on July 22nd by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office following an investigation into lewd and inappropriate contact with a former student through electronic messaging.

According to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Pittman had engaged in explicit conversations with a former student via social media. Investigators say Pittman made comments about the student’s body and requested lewd photographs. They say Pittman also admitted in the messages that he had been staring at the student’s body in class when he was her teacher and wondered if she had noticed him doing so.

Investigators believe Pittman was engaging in “grooming” the victim into further sexually explicit conversation or contact.

Investigators made contact with Pittman at his residence on Saturday, where they say he admitted to sending the messages to his former student. He was placed under arrest and booked into the Bay County Jail on the felony charge of lewd conduct against a student by an authority figure, a second-degree felony.