School commander, 35, & # 39; had sex with student, 16, tried to have sex with 17-year-old student & # 39;

School commander, 35, & # 39; had sex with student, 16, tried to have sex with 17-year-old student and threatened them before police found out & & # 39;

  • Laura Amero, 35, was charged with sexual battery and harassment from a Monday witness, but she denied all charges in a Ohio court
  • School superintendent was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student and attempted to do this with another while she was principal
  • Alleged incidents were between September 2015 and May 2017 with Windham Junior-Senior High School students
  • She obtained her PhD in February but received paid leave in April
  • Wednesday the school board suspended her without payment pending investigation

Laura Amero, 35, was charged with two third-degree felony counts of sexual battery, two fourth-degree felony counts from attempted sexual battery Monday

Laura Amero, 35, was charged with two third-degree felony counts of sexual battery, two fourth-degree felony counts from attempted sexual battery Monday

A Ohio School chief inspector was charged with a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student on Monday and tried to do so with another at Windham Junior-Senior High School, and threatened them when they spoke out.

Laura Amero, 35, was charged with two third-degree sexual battery crime counts, two fourth-degree crime counts from attempted sexual battery and she pleaded guilty to everyone via video.

They are related to alleged incidents between February and May 2017 with a 16-year-old student who is now 18, and between September 2015 and May 2016 with a 17-year-old who is now 19.

Amero was also accused of two first-degree crime assessments of harassment of a crime victim or witness who allegedly occurred March 28.

She joined Windham in 2015, but was promoted to Windham Exempted Village Schools inspector on February 1 for a 3.5-year contract for $ 96,500.

But she was put on paid administrative leave on April 1 when the Windham Board of Education was notified of alleged misconduct.

Amero was also charged with two harassment points against a witness allegedly occurring on March 28

Amero was also charged with two harassment points against a witness allegedly occurring on March 28

Amero was also charged with two harassment points against a witness allegedly occurring on March 28

The Ohio School chief inspector was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student and attempted to do this with another while she was head of the Windham Junior-Senior High School.

The Ohio School chief inspector was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student and attempted to do this with another while she was head of the Windham Junior-Senior High School.

The Ohio School chief inspector was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student and attempted to do this with another while she was head of Windham Junior-Senior High School.

The costs are related to alleged incidents between February and May 2017 with a 16-year-old student who is now 18. She is pictured in May 2017

The costs are related to alleged incidents between February and May 2017 with a 16-year-old student who is now 18. She is pictured in May 2017

The costs are related to alleged incidents between February and May 2017 with a 16-year-old student who is now 18. She is pictured in May 2017

Another alleged incident occurred between September 2015 and May 2016 with a 17-year-old who is now 19. She is pictured in May 2016

Another alleged incident occurred between September 2015 and May 2016 with a 17-year-old who is now 19. She is pictured in May 2016

Another alleged incident occurred between September 2015 and May 2016 with a 17-year-old who is now 19. She is pictured in May 2016

The Record-Courier reports that the Board of Education president Darryl McGuire believes that law enforcement brought the matter to the attention of the school district.

The district said in a statement: & # 39; The exempt village schools of Windham will continue to work together as requested by law enforcement. & # 39;

During a meeting on Wednesday, the Amero board decided to suspend unanimously. During the 14-minute meeting, it was decided that she would not be paid while the case was pending.

McGuire said there was nothing shocking on her side when they rented her, Fox 8 reported.

She taught English at the Western Reserve High School in Mahoning County under the direction of Jeff Zatchok.

She joined Windham as director in 2015, but was promoted to Windham Exempted Village Schools inspector on February 1 on a 3.5-year contract for $ 96,500

She joined Windham as director in 2015, but was promoted to Windham Exempted Village Schools inspector on February 1 on a 3.5-year contract for $ 96,500

She joined Windham as director in 2015, but was promoted to Windham Exempted Village Schools inspector on February 1 on a 3.5-year contract for $ 96,500

Her school file is largely positive, but part of her school evaluation for the 2009-2010 school year says she can & # 39; work to maintain a solid line between differences between students and teachers & # 39 ;.

She married the director's son, Jacob Zatchok, in 2012, but they divorced in 2013. He remarried in 2018.

Jacob is listed as working at the Western Reserve High School, but his father is no longer principal.

In the year of her wedding in 2012, she was praised for her committed students, class management and organization in a peer evaluation.

She was put on paid leave in April. Pictured is Windham Junior-Senior High School in Ohio

She was put on paid leave in April. Pictured is Windham Junior-Senior High School in Ohio

She was put on paid leave in April. Pictured is Windham Junior-Senior High School in Ohio

Former Chief Inspector Gregg Isler has returned to Windham as acting Chief Inspector.

After Wednesday's meeting, Chairman Darryl McGuire said: & # 39; We can bring in counselors, but at the moment we have not seen that problem. The acting superintendent is on top of that with the clients and is working on that problem, but our attention is mainly focused on education. & # 39;

A pre-hearing is scheduled for May 31 in the Common Pleas Court in Portage County. Amero was released on a $ 350,000 bond.

Board of Education president Darryl McGuire said there was nothing shocking on her side when they hired her

Board of Education president Darryl McGuire said there was nothing shocking on her side when they hired her

Board of Education president Darryl McGuire said there was nothing shocking on her side when they hired her

From 2012 to 2013, Amero was married to Jacob Zatchok, the son of her former school director. They are depicted in 2012

From 2012 to 2013, Amero was married to Jacob Zatchok, the son of her former school director. They are depicted in 2012

From 2012 to 2013, Amero was married to Jacob Zatchok, the son of her former school director. They are depicted in 2012

In the year of her wedding in 2012, she was praised for her committed students, class management and organization in a peer evaluation

In the year of her wedding in 2012, she was praised for her committed students, class management and organization in a peer evaluation

In the year of her wedding in 2012, she was praised for her committed students, class management and organization in a peer evaluation

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