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Former DCPS Teacher Faces More Allegations Of Inappropriate Sexual Relationships

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A DCPS student filed a lawsuit against Weismiller in 2010 after she became pregnant.

Marie -- not her real name -- was in the seventh grade when she says Weismiller kissed her and made sexual comments. He was her gym teacher in Prince William County. When she saw accusations against Weismiller almost three decades later, she couldn't believe it.

"It was a shock to think that he was once again gainfully employed working with someone's child," she says.

Scott Gilbert represents Ayanna Blue, the DCPS student who has a baby. DNA tests have shown with 99 percent probablilty was fathered by Weismiller. Gilbert says there was a pattern of behavior: "To tell the women how pretty they are, how he would marry them if he wasn't already married."

Ayanna was attending a school for at-risk students in the Distict because she's diagnosed as "emotionally disturbed." She says several teachers knew about the relationship but didn't do anything.

"I don't want this to happen to [anyone] else," she says.

Weismiller was placed on administrative leave and laid off later because of budget cuts. DCPS says it doesn't comment on ongoing litigation but all teachers are fingerprinted and undergo an FBI criminal background check before they have unsupervised contact with students.

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