A Former Lincoln Memorial Middle School teacher will be tried on child porn charges. The criminal trial of 28 yr old Quentin Peterson, a former music teacher, is set to start tomorrow. Peterson is charged with having naked photos of a 16–year–old girl on his computer and cell phones.

In  2017 an allegation was made that he was having an inappropriate relationship with a student at the school. Photos show Peterson, age 24 at the time, in bed with the then 16 –year –old girl, the two kissing and the girl half naked. Peterson was ultimately arrested and charged with two counts of possession of child pornography.

The case was a contributing factor in the Manatee school district's decision to revoke the charter for a charter school, now known as Lincoln Memorial Academy, in Palmetto.