Five Rocky River Teachers Resign, Another Retires


(Rocky River) - The Rocky River City Schools have finished their investigation into high school teachers who were accused of an inappropriate discussion about a student. It has resulted in five teachers resigning, and the sixth retiring.

Superintendent Michael Shoaf said a photo of a student, taken in a classroom, was on the phone of one of the teachers. There was also an "inappropriate text chain" regarding staff members, but not photos of students.

Shoaf said, "the departure of these six staff members provides our school system with the swiftest route - without litigation - to provide 100% certainty that these individuals will not return to a Rocky River City School District classroom."

However, the legal battle is not over. According to our news partners at 3 News, police have issued subpoenas to the school district for information including personnel files of the teachers in question. 3 News reports the school district and the teaches union have filed a motion to quash the subpoenas, citing legal precedent forbidding them from providing information about an employee during an administrative investigation.

Click here to see the statement from the superintendent and assistant superintendent.

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