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Arnold AD Resigns During Investigation

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Arnold High School's athletic director, Karisa Wesley, is resigning from her employment with Bay District Schools effective October 16, 2013.

Wesley is currently on paid suspended leave following an investigation that was prompted by allegations that she engaged in sexual activity with a former football player two years ago. Wesley denies the claims.

Wesley submitted her resignation through her attorney to the attorney for the school district Thursday. In the letter it says the District has agreed to pay Wesley for her accrued leave of 12.5 hours.

The school board discussed putting Wesley on suspension without pay at their meeting at the end of August. Due to out cry from parents, volleyball players and teachers, the board decided to open an investigation and leave her on suspension with pay. Superintendent Bill Husfelt originally was recommending her termination.

Karen Tucker, Bay District's Public Information Officer, says that the investigation into Wesley will now be stopped. The Bay County Sheriff's Office found no criminal wrong doing on Wesley's behalf. The information has been turned over to the Florida Department of Education's professional practices.

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