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Richland County substitute teacher accused of inappropriate behavior with student

Richland County Generic
Posted at 2:04 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 14:20:45-05

MANSFIELD, Ohio — A substitute teacher from the Lexington School District in Richland County is facing potential charges following an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior with a student.

On Jan. 24, the 43-year-old teacher's case was turned over to the prosecutor's office for a charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, according to police.

Authorities said they received a complaint concerning "improper behavior involving a substitute teacher and a student" in January.

According to Lexington School District Superintendent Mike Ziegelhofer, the substitute worked in the district several times through the MidOhio Educational Service Center when a substitute teacher was needed.

Mansfield police notified Zieglehofer of the investigation back in January.

"That was enough for me. We never called her again, and that's all I really know about it," Zieglehofer said.

No additional information has been released.