Buckeye Valley Teacher Under Investigation For Alleged Misconduct
The Buckeye Valley School District, just north of Delaware, placed a high school music teacher on paid administrative leave this week.
Interim Superintendent Mark Tingley told 10TV News that the reason was a case of "employee misconduct" involving high school vocal music teacher Matt Miller.
He said Miller was put on paid administrative leave on Wednesday evening while the Delaware County Sheriff's Office investigates the allegation. Details about the alleged misconduct were not immediately released.
10TV News obtained a a letter that Tingley sent to Miller stating that Miller was put on "paid administration leave" until further notice.
The superintendent would not say what the investigation was about, because Miller has not been criminally charged.
The letter stated that Miller is currently assigned to his "home" and is not allowed to "communicate in any manner whatsoever with students who attend the Buckeye Valley Local Schools."
10TV visited Miller's house to hear his side of the story, but no one answered.
However, there were plenty of people, including parents, at the school's musical on Friday that he once helped lead.
“He seemed like he was a nice choir teacher, from what I heard, everybody liked him. So yeah, I'm a little shocked,” said parent Sandy Fish.
Mother Kelly Praul said the news worried her.
"It's scary, but unfortunately I don't think it's limited to here," Praul said. "I think it's a problem everywhere.”
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