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Adviser out in M'ville|Cheerleader boss Kreps, at center of summer prank controversy, resigns

Aaron Krause • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:01 PM

MONROEVILLE - The school board Monday unanimously approved the resignation of Amanda Kreps as head varsity cheerleader adviser. Board members unanimously approved Caroline Schnetzer in her place.

Board members voted without discussion, and Kreps did not attend the meeting. She could not be reached for comment.

Kreps' resignation letter, dated Oct. 29, was addressed to principal David Stubblebine and simply reads "Please accept this notice as my resignation as head cheerleading adviser."

Stubblebine said Kreps might not have had the support she was looking for as head varsity cheerleader adviser.

Kreps was at the center of controversy in August, as the result of an incident at a cheerleading camp attended by Monroeville High School students.

As a prank, counselors and older students told younger students there was a gunman on campus. Therefore, they should remain in a secure place until further notice. Those pulling the prank later revealed it to be just that.

Stubblebine had said Kreps exercised poor judgment in that she knew the prank was transpiring, yet she allowed it to continue.

Stubblebine wrote her a letter of reprimand, and Kreps apologized.

Schnetzer served as an assistant to Karen Reer in Monroeville last year. In addition, she also served as cheerleading adviser at St. Paul High School for several years.

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