SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a meeting last week, accepted and approved the resignation of high school English teacher John Angeline.
The resignation, listed on the Jan. 9 Committee of the Whole agenda, was granted without discussion as a result of a letter Angelina submitted to the SPBOE in early January.
A resident of the borough who began teaching in the district in 2008, Angeline was indicted by a grand jury in September 2015 on charges of aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. An investigation determined that none of the sexual assaults occurred at South Plainfield High School.
In June 2017, Angeline’s teaching certificates were suspended by the New Jersey Department of Education's State Board of Examiners on the grounds that his ‘potential disqualification from service in the schools of this state because of his indictment for various sexual offenses provide just cause…’
“I am happy the district can now put this behind us and we can move forward,” SPBOE President Doug Chapman told TAPInto South Plainfield.
As of press time, Angeline is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 11.
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