”It was early 2016, and Goshen High School Principal Nick Inabnitt sent that one-sentence email to his boss. Brown, had been investigated by five state and local agencies regarding accusations of inappropriate relationships with students.
Earlier that morning, Inabnitt had gotten a message from a special agent who was investigating a Goshen teacher. Now, a sixth agency, Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, was taking an interest.
That approach, embraced by many educators, is intended to protect children while adults figure out what’s going on. Despite multiple accusations and investigations spanning more than a decade, Brown has remained on the job, teaching science to teenagers.
Meyers was arrested in February 2016 on charges of sexual battery of a minor involving one of the Palmetto students.
Meyers was fired after the arrest, said district spokesman John Schuster. The suit also raised another troubling allegation: That the Miami-Dade school district did little or nothing to protect students from a teacher described in the court documents as a serial predator. Meyers posed a serious risk of sexual abuse against our community’s children.
June 11 was a day of relief and closure for Palo Alto High School English teacher Kevin Sharp. Almost nine months since being accused of having an improper relationship with an 18-year-old former student by the girl's parents and later by her former boyfriend, Sharp met with then-Associate Superintendent Charles Young, school district attorney Chad Graff of the firm Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost and a union representative to hear the results of a three-month long investigation conducted by Graff on behalf of the district.
In a four-page summary of the probe, the law firm said it was "unable to conclude by preponderance of the evidence that any sexual harassment occurred at any point in question." And, the summary concluded, "We found the District complied with its responsibilities concerning the allegations." To Sharp, a teacher in his mid-40s who has taught at Paly since 2004, it was a complete exoneration, according to his attorney, Jim Walsh.