Lake County: Assistant principal being investigated

Lake County: Assistant principal being investigated


Lake County: Assistant principal being investigated


PAINESVILLE — An assistant principal at a local high school here is in hot water.

The Painesville City School District school board met in executive session Thursday and decided to suspend Harvey High School Assistant Principal David Klingenberg. Klingenberg also serves as athletic director.

The reason for the suspension is a mystery for students and parents.

Harvey High school Assistant Principal David Klingenberg is suspected of inappropriate behavior with at least one student. Rumors are running rampant at the school.

Parents are just learning Friday about the board’s decision to suspend Klingenberg.

“It kind of disgusts me. You can’t send your kids to school without something happening,” parent Holly Harrison said.

The Superintendent is talking only through a statement released Thursday and posted on the school district’s website.

“David Klingenberg, one of our assistant high school principals, has been placed on administrative leave following the discovery that he may have violated the policy we have in place regarding the maintenance of proper boundaries with out students,” Dr. Michael Hanlon said.

Klingenberg did not come to the door of his home when we came knocking. The district isn’t saying what happened.

“It was shocking but I don’t believe it,” Junior Mayra Jalomo said.

The board acted only after Painesville police notified the district last Thursday (Aug. 30) that they had been investigating Klingenberg since May of 2011.

Police aren’t saying why it took so long to notify the school and what’s taking so long to investigate. Parents don’t seemed bothered by it.


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