MASON, Ohio - 9 News has obtained new information about two teachers at Mason High School who were caught engaging in sexual behavior.
Mason City Schools representative Tracey Carson sent an email to all families at Mason City Schools on Monday that stated both teachers had resigned.
Last week, 9 News reported that the two teachers were put on paid leave for inappropriate behavior. This incident did not involve any students.
Mason High School is the same high school where Stacy Schuler taught. Schuler is eligible for release after serving six months of her four-year sentence for providing alcohol to and having sex with several students.
The full email sent to Mason City School families is below:
Dear Mason City Schools family,
We hate it when adults let kids down. Education is a calling, and as such it calls for higher levels of ethical behavior and professional conduct than even what would be found in most corporate settings. That's why our board, administration and staff are disturbed by inexcusable behavior involving two Mason High School staff members last week.
On Monday, April 23, two Mason High School employees were placed on paid administrative leave for inappropriate behavior. This personnel matter is not being investigated by local law enforcement, and does not involve inappropriate action with students.
Both employees have since submitted letters of resignation.
As a district, we've spent time talking about improving boundary/ethical dilemma recognition, and helping others to maintain their professional boundaries. Most importantly, when a staff member behaves inappropriately, he or she doesn't "get a pass." We intervene when someone has violated our district's ethical standards, and we'll continue to do so.
In this most recent incident, we took decisive steps after discovering the indiscretion. Ohio Law requires that public school districts place employees on paid administrative leave until an investigation has been completed, or the employee resigns or is terminated. As soon as the resignation is effective the employees are no longer paid.
Our community expects more from its educational professionals, and that's why individuals who make these types of poor decisions are no longer in Mason.
What do you do if you see or hear about any activity which hurts students or our schools?
Call the SafeSchools LifeLine. 1.866.LIVE.TIP (1.866.548.3847).
The SafeSchools LifeLine is an anonymous, toll-free tip line that students, parents and staff can access 24/7— any time they need to tip off school administration about a potential crisis. You are never asked to give your name. It's a confidential, anonymous way to keep our schools welcoming and safe.
We want to hear from you both when things are going well, and if something needs to improve. Most of all, we very much appreciate your partnership (and all that you do!) to support student learning and achievement.
Mason City Schools, Public Information Officer
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