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Police: 2nd Faribault teacher was involved in misconduct, committed suicide

Shattuck-St. Mary’s school on Monday was rocked by the news that a former teacher had been charged with sexual misconduct with students. Drama teacher and professional actor Lynn Seibel was charged Monday with having sexual contact with six students.

On Tuesday, authorities told MPR a second staff member at the school was likely involved in misconduct that was “even more disturbing.” The second person was 34-year-old teacher, dorm director and lacrosse coach Leonard “Len” Jones, who killed himself with a shotgun in 2008, MPR reports.

In addition, KSTP reports a third teacher was involved in another incident but no details about that case have been released. Chief Don Gudmundson tells the station Shattuck-St. Mary’s failed to report the 2008 case to police until the teacher’s suicide.  “I’m not going to say there’s a cover-up going on, but the school’s history stands for itself,” said Gudmundson.

An attorney with Jeff Anderson & Associates told FOX 9 News a former Shattuck-St. Mary’s student contacted the lawyers about a third teacher who had inappropriate contact with the student in 1980, and the lawyers are looking into that story.

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April 20, 2014