Dublin Superintendent Todd Hoadley said he plans Thursday, July 13, to discuss the school district’s plan to review policies and procedures in the wake of former Dublin Scioto High School social-studies teacher Gregory Lee’s arrest on federal pornography charges.
Hoadley will speak at the school board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. in the 1919 Building, 144 W. Bridge St.
Lee, 52, was charged last month with one count of producing child pornography and one count of possession, distribution and receipt of child pornography, according to a news release from the city of Dublin.
The complaint, which was filed by Brett M. Peachey, a Westerville police officer assigned to the FBI task force against cyber and violent crimes, alleged that Lee had taken images of a 15-year-old girl with whom he had sex in his school classroom and sent her nude images of himself.
The FBI reported finding 234 images of the student in a USB drive recovered from Lee’s car, including 49 images depicting the girl in various stages of nudity. Some images were dated as recently as May 29. Some appeared to have been sent to the drive from his cellphone.
Lee’s personnel file also includes several instances of alleged misconduct involving students.
The district has begun reviewing about 2,000 active employee personnel files, Hoadley said. He said he hopes that by mid-August, district leaders will be finished reviewing those files, along with district policies and procedures.
The school board could begin reviewing possible policy changes at that point and would have the opportunity to approve a policy in late August or early September, he said.
The district also is planning a public meeting – most likely in early August – to work with parents and community members to add training for students, parents, teachers and staff members on techniques sexual predators use to lure children and teens, he said.
Hoadley said district leaders are looking into adding curriculum for the new school year to educate students in grades K-12 about how to respond to strangers, recognize sexual harassment and keep themselves safe.
Similar training opportunities for staff members will be added, Hoadley said.
“The sooner the better for all accounts,” he said.