Teacher Charged with Public Lewdness Resigns


SOMERS, N.Y. – A Somers teacher facing charges of public lewdness has resigned.

Jeffrey Wrightman, 60, of White Plains, was accused of exposing himself to an adult patron at the Ossining Public Library in April.

Wrightman, an AP U.S. History teacher at Somers High School since 2003, has been on administrative leave since the alleged incident. He has tenure and earns $105,652 per year.

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The Somers Board of Education Tuesday accepted Wrightman’s resignation with “the intent to retire.”

It takes effect on June 30.

Board members did not comment on the resignation during the meeting.

According to police, Wrightman was on the second floor of the library in an open study area when he took out his genitalia and was seen by an adult patron.

Ossining Police Chief Kevin Sylvester said Wrightman does not have a prior criminal record.

After spending the night in a holding cell, Wrightman was freed on $1,000 bail.

Police are encouraging anyone who may have had a similar interaction with Wrightman to contact the department.

On May 1, Wrightman told Ossining Town Justice Nancy Koba that he would be seeking therapy. He is next due in court on May 22.

Wrightman was represented by Jane Gould of Gould & Berg, LLP. Gould could not be immediately reached for comment Wednesday.

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