CRHS teacher resigns
by Ron Gregory
CHAPMANVILLE – Logan County school officials confirmed Friday morning that a 35-year-old female teacher at Chapmanville Regional High School has officially resigned her position.
The confirmation came after social media postings in recent days had alleged that the teacher is involved in a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old male student.
The mother of the student alleged on Facebook that her efforts to get authorities to look into complaints regarding the teacher had been largely ignored. She alleged that the teacher is pregnant and that her son is the baby’s father.
Sources familiar with the case said another CRHS parent had actually reported the alleged affair to the state police a few weeks ago. The sources said officers investigated the allegations and decided they were without merit.
Now, however, Logan County Schools President Paul Hardesty said the board is conducting an “intensive investigation” and added that he believes law enforcement officials have reopened their inquiry.
“Our job first and foremost is to educate the children of Logan County in a safe and professional manner,” Hardesty said in a statement. “Right now we are trying to get our arms around what is actually fact from fiction. We will investigate this thoroughly and get to the bottom of it. If needed, we will take the appropriate action at the appropriate time.”
As of now, no legal charges have been filed. Although the identity of both the teacher and student are known, the teacher’s name is being withheld here because there are no official charges. The paper’s policy is to withhold the names of victims in such situations