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Centerville HS teacher resigns after being put on paid leave

UPDATE @ 12:19 p.m. 5/9/2017:

In a letter submitted Monday, May 8, 2017, Centerville teacher Samuel Glenn wrote, "due to personal reasons, I am resigning my position as English teacher at Centerville High School, effective immediately. I am also resigning my positions as assistant freshman basecall coach, mock trial co-advisor, Varsity Black golf coach, book club co-advisor, and Feminist Club advisor," signed by Samuel Glenn.

Centerville police stated late Monday its criminal investigation into Glenn was closed due to  lack of cooperation by a female student who was allegedly inappropriately involved with the teacher. 

FIRST REPORT

CENTERVILLE — City police do not plan to pursue charges against a Centerville High School teacher following accusations involving the teacher and a female student, the department said Monday afternoon.

According to a police report, the alleged victim in the case declined to participate in any criminal investigation.

  • Centerville High School English Teacher Samuel Glenn was placed on paid leave on May 3 after the district was made aware of a possible incident involving a teacher and a student, according to a Centerville police report. He remains on paid leave with the school district.
  • News Center 7 made multiple attempts to contact Glenn, but haven’t received a response.
  • The police report released Monday morning said the school resource officer was notified by “the coordinating principal regarding an incident involving a student and a teacher.”

Earlier on May 8 before the police department decided not to pursue charges against Glenn, the law enforcement department said it was continuing to investigate the accusation and hope to have more information available that week, according to Centerville Officer John Davis.

This news organization has requested Glenn’s personnel file and is working to gather additional information as it becomes available.

Centerville Superintendent Tom Henderson previously declined to comment further on the allegations, but did say the district is in the middle of their investigation.

According to Glenn’s LinkedIn profile, he’s taught at the district since July 2015.

The Dayton Daily News previously reported Glenn won a Fulbright Award in 2014.

Glenn graduated from Centerville High School in 2007.

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