Washington Local Schools investigation finds 7 teachers left school camp to consume alcohol
An investigation by Washington Local Schools officials finds that seven teachers left a sixth grade camp in Michigan to consume alcohol.
A statement from Washington Local Schools reads, "The district’s information was that seven teachers left camp and went to establishments that served alcohol and food where they consumed alcohol. Leaving camp for longer than running a short errand or consuming alcohol during camp is a violation of Board policy and the Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators."
Five of the seven teachers turned in resignations Friday and will be paid through June 8, 2017. They will not return to work after that.
All seven teachers received letters from the district regarding the incident last Wednesday putting them on administrative leave. In it, the district says the teachers are not to return to their buildings and should not attend school functions without prior written permission.
"Safety and security of students is a top priority for the District. Allegations of concerns regarding student safety are investigated promptly and action is taken," the release from the district goes on to read.
13abc has reached out to all seven teachers for comment--so far we have not heard back from any of them. We also reached out to the president of the teacher's union and he did return a message for comment.