Greenwich Public Schools Statement on Arrest of Substitute Teacher

Friday, February 28, 2014
Statement from Greenwich Public Schools Director of Human Resources Bob
Lichtenfeld

“Many of you may have seen media reports about the arrest of a substitute teacher, Mr. Michael Luecke, who has been working in a number of local school districts, including Greenwich.

Mr. Luecke was arrested in Stamford for inappropriate behavior in another school district. Mr. Luecke was charged with public indecency, second-degree breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor. The behavior did not involve student contact.

Mr. Luecke has been used as a substitute teacher at the secondary level in the Greenwich Public Schools as recently as this past semester.

Substitute teachers undergo the same hiring scrutiny as do our regular teachers including fingerprinting, a review of any past criminal activity, reference checks, and a Google search.  In addition, we supervise our staff closely, and peer-to-peer observations also are strong.  We have no evidence of inappropriate behavior by Mr. Luecke while he was a substitute in our schools.

Rest assured that Mr. Luecke will no longer work in the Greenwich Public Schools in any capacity.”

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