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Yough teacher under investigation for abuse resigns

Matthew Santoni
| Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

A teacher in the Yough School District resigned this month following allegations of abuse, according to a statement from the district.

Superintendent Dr. Janet Sardon emailed the statement Thursday, which said the district was advised of “possible misconduct” by the state's child abuse hotline. The unidentified teacher was immediately suspended pending an investigation and submitted a letter of resignation, which the school board accepted at its Sept. 13 meeting.

The district is cooperating with law enforcement, the statement said. Sardon declined to comment beyond the official statement, citing the confidentiality of personnel matters.

State police in Belle Vernon are investigating. No charges had been filed as of Thursday.

Matthew Santoni is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724 836 6660, msantoni@tribweb.com or on Twitter @msantoni.

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