Boca Raton, Florida – Florida Atlantic University (FAU) has issued an alert to its students regarding a “person of interest” identified as Carlos Alberto Montero, aged 47, observed on the university premises
Mr. Montero, a former teacher at several institutions including Scheck Hillel Community School and Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, was reportedly disseminating flyers on campus, potentially promoting tutoring services.
In the previous year, Montero faced legal accusations, being charged with both sexual assault and the obscene communication targeting a minor. Presently, he is released on bond.
Several students communicated their anxieties to CBS News Miami reporter, Joe Gorchow. One student described a recent encounter in which Montero was assertively distributing flyers post her organic chemistry class.
She remarked, “Getting in everyone’s faces trying to get us to contact him for tutoring.” Upon receiving an official email notification from the university about the situation, the student expressed profound alarm, recalling her earlier interaction with Montero.
This sentiment was echoed by multiple students. One commented on the disconcerting realization that individuals with potentially questionable intentions could be present on campus. Another student pointed to existing security measures, suggesting a review might be in order, given that certain cards grant building access.
William Terry, an FAU junior, advocated for heightened campus security, emphasizing, “Someone like that shouldn’t be on this campus.”
In light of these events, the FAU police have released details about two vehicles that might be associated with Montero, specifying a white Tesla and a white BMW with the respective license plates IXC L99 and 744 KPA.
The implications of this occurrence have caused students to reconsider their approach to seeking academic assistance. Mike Dillon, also an FAU junior, advised fellow students to leverage official university resources for tutoring rather than relying on unofficial channels.
The university’s police department refrained from commenting in detail about the situation, while the Broward State Attorney’s Office confirmed an ongoing investigation. Meanwhile, the FAU police department is actively seeking any individual with information related to Montero and encourages them to contact (561) 297-3500.