The superintendent of a middle school in Ohio has denied allegations that he sexually harassed students in a lawsuit filed against him by a former teacher.
The lawsuit filed Monday by the former teacher alleged that a district policy requires a school principal to conduct a sexual harassment investigation after a complaint of sexual harassment by a teacher, and then the principal is required to report the incident to the state.
The lawsuit said the policy was never implemented.
The state Education Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The teacher who filed the lawsuit, who requested anonymity because he is a former school employee, told the Associated Press he believes the superintendent, Brian Kuehnle, sexually harassed her.
He said Kuehlle repeatedly asked him to take out his penis to masturbate and he refused, telling him he wouldn’t do it.
The suit claims Kuehlenle forced her to perform oral sex on him.
Kuehls claims that the school district was aware of the complaint, and that the superintendent was disciplined for sexual harassment.
He declined to comment further.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.