Meigs Local teacher resigns

By Sarah Hawley -

ROCKSPRINGS — After being placed on paid administrative leave in late March, a Meigs Local teacher has resigned from his position with the district.

Supt. Scot Gheen told the Sentinel Adam Smith was placed on paid administrative leave on March 29 pending an “investigation into matters of employment.” Smith was the teacher for the high school’s criminal justice program.

On Tuesday evening, the Meigs Local Board of Education accepted a letter of resignation which had been submitted by Smith. Gheen stated the letter, which was two sentences, stated Smith was resigning to pursue other employment opportunities. Smith was not present at the meeting.

Gheen stated the investigation and any documentation have been turned over to proper authorities. Gheen clarified the investigation is being handled by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to avoid any potential conflicts which may arise in the matter. No information regarding the nature of the investigation has been released.

Smith was hired in August 2015 as the instructor for the criminal justice program. Smith was previously employed as a deputy with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.

By Sarah Hawley

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.