SALEM - The Salem school board met in special session today and accepted the resignation of a now former high school teacher investigated for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old female student.
Brian D'Angelo, 42, of Poland, taught social studies and had done some coaching for the district since being hired in 2003, but has been on paid administrative leave since March 20, the day some of the girl's fellow students reported their suspicions to school staff.
Children Services was contacted and the Salem Police Department took over the investigation almost immediately. During the course of the investigation, biological evidence linked D'Angelo to the girl's bedroom, Salem police Detective Dave Talbert said.
No criminal charges have been filed, however, and the case is now closed, due to the girl's refusal to disclose any criminal conduct by the teacher, he explained. Talbert indicated if new information came to light, they could reopen the case.
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