• July 17, 2021

Physical education director resigns amid accusations of sexual misconduct

A physical education education director at a high school in Arizona has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.

The Associated Press reports that in July, a woman filed a complaint against a physical education teacher at the Prescott Valley Community School in Arizona after she said she was harassed by him.

She told police that the teacher made sexual comments and touched her breasts and genitals in the classroom and on the playground.

The school board voted Monday to fire the school’s director, who was also the superintendent of the school district.

The superintendent is still in place, according to the AP.

The Prescott Valley School District says it is looking into the matter and is taking steps to make sure that such allegations are addressed appropriately.

The AP says the allegations stem from an incident that occurred in May, and that the woman was a student at the school at the time.

The district says the school board did not investigate the matter.

The district has not yet responded to the allegations, according with the AP’s report.