Four teachers resign

First Posted: 1/15/2009

LUMBERTON -- Four Lumberton High School teachers have resigned after school officials say they were caught using school computers “for something other than school business.”
The resignations of three of the teachers were accepted Monday night during a meeting of the school board. The fourth teacher resigned earlier this year, according to schools spokesman Al Kahn.
Kahn would not elaborate on what the violation of school policy was. Nor would he release their names, but the only Lumberton High teachers to resign this week were Joseph Flynn, Sheila Harper and Bernhard Spieker.
Spieker, when reached by telephone, said he resigned for “personal reasons” and said he did not want to comment further. The Robesonian was unable to reach either Flynn or Harper.
It is unclear who the fourth teacher is.
Lumberton Police Chief Robert Grice said the school system contacted his department on May 24, the last day of school, and asked his department to investigate a personnel matter involving teachers at the school. He also declined to comment about the specifics of the investigation, but said that none of the teachers has been charged with a crime.
“We determined that there was no criminal activity involved,” Grice said.

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