Richard Pokorny, Greco Middle School teacher arrested for the second time in 4 months



According to the Gulfport Police Department, a middle school teacher from Hillsborough County who was charged with domestic assault in March 2022 was detained once more on Tuesday.

Authorities claim that Tuesday around 1:15 a.m., Richard Pokorny, 56, a science teacher at Greco Middle School in Pinellas County, confronted the victim at her residence close to the intersection of Gray Street South and 11th Avenue South while intoxicated.

Police reported that Pokorny snatched the victim’s smartphone as she attempted to dial 911. The victim then pulled out a gun and shot Pokorny three times.

Authorities claimed that when they fired the gun, the victim was “fearing for her life.”

Pokorny then fled the house and was later discovered carrying the victim’s phone.

Pokorny was accused of witness tampering and breaking the terms of his pretrial release. A $35,000 bond was set.

Pokorny was initially employed by the district in January 1996, according to Hillsborough County Public Schools. He won’t be permitted to return to a campus of a school till his future step is decided.

Last known contact information

Address: 350 Grove St N Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (423) 457-0242

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