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Plum substitute teacher accused of inappropriate behavior in 2016


A long-term substitute teacher at Plum High School is banned from district property after he was charged with statutory sexual assault and unlawful contact with a minor.

Plum police filed charges against Louis Thon III, 25, of Pittsburgh on Aug. 23. The charges stem from an incident Feb. 5, 2016, according to online court documents.

The district released a statement Wednesday, but did not specify the alleged behavior.

An administrator received a call March 26 from a parent alleging inappropriate behavior by a Kelly Educational Staffing employee working as a substitute for the district, according to the statement.

The administrator notified ChildLine and the police department, followed state laws and district policies and procedures and reported the information. The employee was immediately escorted off campus and barred from district property, the statement read.

On Aug. 29, the district obtained a copy of an arrest report, which indicated the alleged incident took place in 2016, prior to the substitute’s work in the district.

Thon’s preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 12 before Plum District Judge Linda Zucco.

“We have, and will continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement as they work to bring to justice any person who chooses to do harm to children,” the statement read.

Plum school board President Steve Schlauch said the district will have no further comment.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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