Lakeshore Public Schools teacher retires, accused of sexual assault by student
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A teacher with Lakeshore Public Schools retired from the district around the time a student reported being sexually assaulted by them, according to Lakeshore Public Schools.
On Thursday, police were contact by district administrators who said a student came forward with the accusations, which were not tied to any school functions or occurred on school property, according to reports.
The accused suspect, however, is a 66-year-old teacher within the school district.
All parents of students associated with the teacher have been contacted, per Lakeshore Public Schools protocol.
This is an ongoing investigation.
After the investigation is complete, the report will be sent to the Berrien County Prosecutor's Office.
“In unusual situations where allegations involving employees arise, district policies and procedures guide our response,” stated Greg Eding, Superintendent of Lakeshore Public Schools. “We take all allegations seriously, even when they do not appear to involve the district. We cooperate fully with law enforcement as they investigate the situation. As an educational community, we have high expectations and are committed to excellence in all that we do.”