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Superintendent who quit juvenile detention center after 5 hours walked away from $104k salary

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 16:29:15-04

CLEVELAND — The Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center superintendent who quit the position after just five hours on the job this week tendered his resignation by leaving a short note on his desk before heading out during lunch.

The note, which was obtained by 5 On Your Side investigators, simply reads “I Donald Shewalter, hereby resign my position of superintendent of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Correction Facility, effective immediately.”

According to employment records, Shewalter was hired with a salary of $104,000 a year.

After Shewalter’s resignation, Judge Kristin W. Sweeney sent a memo to other staffers at the juvenile center stating that he had a change of heart and a search for a replacement would commence.

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