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Accused of sexual misconduct, music teacher resigns

Wire • Mar 21, 2013 at 9:12 AM

A Buckeye Valley High School music teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a student resigned on Tuesday night.

Matt Miller, 24, has not been charged, although the Delaware County sheriff’s office is investigating. Miller was suspended last week by Buckeye Valley schools’ interim Superintendent Mark Tingley.

Tingley said the school district learned about the allegations on March 12 and notified the sheriff’s office. The district said in a news release that the initial report of sexual misconduct could involve one or more students.

According to a sheriff’s office report, the misconduct happened at the high school on Feb. 12. Capt. Kevin Savage of the sheriff’s office said it is possible additional incidents happened after that date as well.

Miller, of Marion, agreed to be questioned by detectives and admitted that he had engaged in conduct with students that was improper, the news release said.

Miller had been a teacher at Buckeye Valley High School since August 2011.

The district said it also will make a report to the Ohio Department of Education.


By Laura Arenschield - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)

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