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Former Plum High School substitute teacher headed to court

Michael DiVittorio
| Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

A former long-term substitute teacher at Plum High School, charged with statutory sexual assault and unlawful contact with a minor, waived his preliminary hearing before Plum District Judge Linda Zucco.

Plum police filed charges against Louis Thon III, 25, of Pittsburgh on Aug. 23. He was scheduled to go before Zucco Sept. 12. His formal arraignment was scheduled for Nov. 1.

Thon is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy in 2016, according to the criminal complaint.

A Plum administrator received a call March 26 from a parent alleging inappropriate behavior by a Kelly Educational Staffing employee working as a substitute for the district, according to a district statement.

The employee was immediately escorted off campus and barred from district property.

On Aug. 29, the district obtained a copy of an arrest report, which indicated the alleged incident took place prior to the substitute’s work in the district.

“We have, and will continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement as they work to bring to justice any person who chooses to do harm to children,” the district statement reads.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, mdivittorio@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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