Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fifth-grade teacher arrested for child abuse in animal-hoarding case

By Al Everson and Pat Hatfield

The woman arrested for child abuse in connection with a case of animal hoarding in Deltona is a fifth-grade teacher at Blue Lake Elementary School in DeLand, the Volusia County School District confirmed this afternoon, Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Teacher Robyn Harms, 46, and her husband, 50-year-old Keith Harms, were both arrested on charges of child abuse; bond was set at $2,500, the Volusia Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies went to the home with Deltona code-enforcement officers at the request of the City of Deltona, whose code-enforcement officer had been to the home on an unrelated issue in December and smelled a strong odor coming from the home at 2984 Cottondale Drive.." More

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