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Woman says superintendent threatened , touched her

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:06 PM

COLLINS Incidents between Western Reserve Schools Superintendent Doug Solet and a school employee took place between a 2 1/2-week period in November and December, the woman wrote in documents released by the Huron County prosecutor's office.

A 31-year-old substitute school bus driver and food services employee said Solet sent her text messages, called her at home and touched her.

The woman's statement said Solet began waiting for her after she was done driving and the two would have a "friendly conversation."

It snowballed from there, according to the woman.

She said Solet threatened her job and that "he better never lose his job."

On Dec. 5, the woman wrote, she forget to return her keys and took them to the school. Solet also was at the school and "He told me to get in his truck so we could talk," she wrote. "At this point I was scared of him. He threatened me about my job before I said anything.

"I had no idea it would be taken this far with him.

"I got into his truck, scared to say no, he then kissed me twice and said remember what I said! He then told me I could leave."

Western Reserve gave Solet a three-year contract effective Aug. 1 at an annual salary of $74,500.

Solet, an Elyria resident, had been a principal at Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic School, covering grades six to 12, for three years. He earlier taught at John Marshall High School in Cleveland, Sylvan Educational Solutions in Baltimore, Put-In-Bay Local School and Elyria High School.

He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Baldwin-Wallace College and his superintendent certification from Ashland University.

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