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Teacher Resigns Amid Misconduct Investigation

Posted at 4:00 PM, Jul 06, 2016

A Wilson Central High School teacher and softball coach has resigned his position following a criminal investigation.

Michael Shepard resigned Wednesday before a special meeting called by the Wilson County Board of Education. 

The meeting was held to discuss a Wilson County Sheriff's Office investigation into allegations of misconduct by Shepard.   

Shepard was fired as softball coach and suspended as a teacher until Wednesday's meeting, when his resignation was effective immediately.

The coach has become the focus of the criminal investigation after a parent made allegations about Shepard concerning a student.