Painesville: Asst. high school principal under investigation

3:12 PM, Sep 6, 2012   |    comments
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PAINESVILLE -- The assistant principal/athletic director of Thomas W. Harvey High School is on administrative leave while an investigation is underway for possible misconduct with a student.

He was placed on leave Friday morning.

In a message on the district's website, Painesville Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Hanlon wrote:

"David Klingenberg, one of our assistant high school principals, has been placed on administrative leave following our discovery that he may have violated the policy we have in place regarding the maintenance of proper boundaries with our students. We are investigating the matter further and also are cooperating with the police on their own investigation. The police investigation, which we learned about on August 30, has been underway since May 2011."

"At this time, I'm not at liberty to provide more information, but I want to stress again that nothing is more important than the safety and security of the students in our care. We will not tolerate behavior that jeopardizes the trust the community and our students place in us."

Klingenberg, 36, also served as the high school's athletic director.

School officials did not comment further on Thursday. Classes went forward as usual this week.

Harvey High School is the alma mater of former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula.


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