Olentangy Hyatts Middle School music teacher Brian Bell resigned from his position and agreed to pay the school district $24,495 as "restitution for converted property."

Olentangy Hyatts Middle School music teacher Brian Bell resigned from his position and agreed to pay the school district $24,495 as "restitution for converted property."

The district's board of education approved Bell's resignation and a separation agreement Tuesday. The agreement does not detail the reason for the restitution, but e-mails between the district's and Bell's attorneys that are public documents indicate that the restitution is for 12 musical instruments - two piccolo trumpets, two French horns, one piccolo, three oboes, one clarinet, one bassoon, one flugelhorn and one mellophone.

Bell's attorney Robert Washburn told ThisWeek, "Brian has made full restitution to he district that was done yesterday. He cooperated fully. We provided the district with all the information they needed regarding the instruments and replacement costs."

Washburn had no comment regarding the whereabouts of the instruments.

The district Web sites says "a long-term substitute teacher certified in music instruction has taken over Bell's classes for the remainder of the school year."

The separation agreement, an exhibit from the BOE's meeting, can be viewed on the district's Web site at www.olentangy.k12.oh.us/district/board/mtgs.html.