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Man sought in death of Hernando teacher caught

Brooksville, Florida -- UPDATE: The Hernando County Sheriff's Office says the man sought in the death of Lee Anne Shoeman was located in Hillsborough County and is in police custody. However, he has been taken to an area hospital to be treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wounds. His condition is not known at this time.

Deputies have charged Jerome Sheridan in the murder of a high school teacher in Brooksville. Lee Anne Shoeman was an English teacher at Central High school. She was found dead in her home Monday.

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A Hernando County high school teacher was found dead after sheriff's deputies went to her home to check on her. Now investigators say they are looking for a person of interest.

Central High School English teacher Lee Anne Shoeman, 56, didn't show up for work on Monday morning. That's when colleagues got worried.

Deputies went to check on Shoeman at her home along Meredith Drive, and found her dead inside.

Shoeman taught juniors and senior and ran the honor society.

"I don't think she deserved what happened -- my friends and I have the greatest respect for her," said one student.

The principal held a faculty meeting after school. Students and parents received a statement saying psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors will be on campus Tuesday.

Investigators think she was targeted and don't think any students or other teachers are in danger.


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