Students leave Springfield High School at the end of the school day. Bill Lackey/Staff
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

Ex-Springfield schools ‘tech guy’ accused of inappropriately touching students

Jordan Pennington, 33, is charged with gross sexual imposition, according to court documents.

One child victim “had reported that while she was in her classroom, the ‘Tech Guy’ who helps with laptops placed his hand on her back and lowered it to the top of her butt and that she moved before he could touch her entire butt,” court records showed.

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A second child reported Pennington touch the side of her breast over her clothes at the school and at the STEM Nights on “numerous occasions,” records indicated.

“Upon learning of the allegations, the District immediately placed the employee on paid administrative leave and conducted a formal investigation into these concerns,” Springfield City School said in a prepared statement.  “The employee in question is no longer employed with the Springfield City School District.”

The incidents were reported to have happened in January and February at Warder Park-Wayne Elementary School, according to a police report.

The district said Pennington resigned prior to a scheduled termination hearing.

Records indicated that some of the incidents reported were witnessed and numerous children were interviewed as part of the investigation.

Pennington is not currently in the Clark County Jail.

We’ve reached out to Pennington for comment, but have not heard back.

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