Nordonia Middle school staff member resigns amid allegations of misconduct
NORTHFIELD CENTER -- A Nordonia Hills Middle School employee resigned Friday amid allegations of misconduct.
Superintendent Joe Clark stated in a release sent Thursday that the administration became aware of the allegations made against the individual and contacted the Summit County Sheriff's department to investigate.
"When faced with the allegations, the employee immediately tendered his resignation," Clark said. "“We were shocked and saddened by the allegations of misconduct by the now former district employee. I want to note that this matter came to light because some conscientious and courageous students became aware of concerning information and brought it to the attention of district staff. This allowed the information to get into the hands of law enforcement who are best equipped to handle the investigation. The safety and security of our students and staff will always be our number one priority. I applaud the students who came forward for their courage."
Clark said district officials were unaware if any criminal charges will be filed. He declined further comment, referring questions to the Summit County Sheriff’s Department.”
Bill Holland, an inspector from the Summit County Sheriff's office, said the case was still under investigation and declined further comment. Check back for further updates.
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