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.
NEW: @CCJuvenileCourt releases copy of handwritten letter of resignation signed by Donald Frank Shewalter. Former Detention Center Superintendent left for lunch his first day on the job and never returned. @WEWS #WEWS pic.twitter.com/ZL41Z93xQF— Scott Noll (@ScottNoll_News) July 26, 2019
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.