September 30, 2014

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Girls say teacher poked them with pen

LORAIN — Lorain police are investigating three female students’ claims that one of their male teachers at The Arts Academy in Lorain poked them in the breast with his pen.

The Friday incident centered on a 58-year-old teacher who had been hired one month ago, according to a Lorain police report.

The three students, whose ages weren’t included in the report, told a female teacher at the school that the male teacher had poked them in their breasts with a pen, leaving ink marks on their shirts, the report said.

The female teacher informed the dean of the school, Ronald Street, about the incidents, and he contacted police, the report said.
Street couldn’t be reached for comment Monday night.

The teacher has not been charged, the report said, but he has had been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is completed.

Street told police the teacher has gone through a background check before he was hired.

Lorain police acknowledged that similar allegations were made against the teacher by a 13-year-old female student a few days prior to this most recent incident. The report was unavailable Monday.

Contact Stephen Szucs at (440) 336-4016 or e-mail sszucs@chroniclet.com