PHS faculty member resigns amid allegations


By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmedianetwork.com



PIQUA — A Piqua High School faculty member recently resigned amid allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Piqua City Schools reported the allegations on May 30 to the Piqua Police Department, who investigated a report of a relationship between a faculty member and a high school student. The Piqua Police Department then referred the case to the West Carrollton Police Department due to the alleged incident being in their police jurisdiction. No criminal charges have been filed.

The faculty member was placed under immediate suspension before PCS accepted the faculty member’s resignation on May 31.

PCS Superintendent Dwayne Thompson released a statement on Tuesday saying that the district has fully cooperated with the Piqua Police and West Carrollton police departments and also contacted the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Personal Conduct to report the faculty member’s alleged conduct. Thompson said that the allegations “do not represent the spirit or culture that embody the rest of the Piqua City Schools staff.”

Thompson also added, “Piqua City Schools will continue to take allegations such as these very seriously, act (swiftly), and work with law enforcement to ensure the safety of our students is paramount.”

By Sam Wildow

swildow@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336