Who is substitute teacher Madeline Marx?

Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 2:51 PM

NewsCenter 7 managed to obtain cruiser cam video of the Kettering substitute teacher who is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Substitute teacher Madeline J. Marx, 23, was charged Thursday with two counts of sexual battery for allegedly having sexual relationships with multiple Kettering Fairmont High School students.

A 17-year-old student told police he was given oral sex by a teacher July 19, according to the complaint, affidavit and statement of facts filed with Kettering Municipal Court.

A 16-year-old boy told police he had intercourse with a substitute teacher Sept. 21.

Neither incident occurred on school property, according to the court documents.

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The affidavit said Marx confessed to the conduct and to sending several nude pictures via Snapchat and Instagram.

This organization has obtained dash-cam footage of Marx being transported to Montgomery County Jail.

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A Kettering police report indicates the alleged incidents happened from June 1 to Sept. 21, 2017 in a parking lot.

“Substitute teacher at Fairmont High School was found to have been involved in a sexual relationship with students,” the report’s narrative stated.

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Here’s what we learned about Madeline Marx from her personnel files obtained from Kettering schools, which included her resume and University of Dayton transcript:

Education: She graduated in 2012 from Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton. She graduated from UD in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in education. She attained a 3.58 grade-point average, graduated cum laude and spent several terms on the Dean’s List.

She worked at the Flyer Spirit store as sales associate, manager on duty and custom clothing manager from June 2012 until December 2015

License: On June 30, 2016, Marx was granted a 4-year resident education intervention specialist license for K-12.

Experience: Before teaching at Fairmont last school and this school year, Marx was a student teacher at Beverly Gardens Elementary School in the Mad River School District from September 2015 until May 2016, according to her resume.

She cites “field experience” at Huber Heights Wayne High School in January 2015, River’s Edge Montessori elementary school in September 2014, John Hole Elementary School in Centerville in January 2014 and Frank Nicholas Elementary School in West Carrollton in September 2013.

Marx noted she had been a respite care provider for a 16-year-old with cerebral palsy.

Quotes from her application: “I am passionate about children and their education. I am a hard-worker, who focuses on individual student’s strengths and needs. I have worked with special needs children since high school.”

In answering what her top reason for being a teacher, she wrote: “The ability to provide children an advocate for their education as well as their well-being.”

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Family: People at a relative’s house near Brookville yelled, “No comment” on Wednesday night when approached for comment by this news organization.

Local teacher arrested in death of pedestrian in hit and run crash 

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 5:41 PM

Crash victim's family files wrongful death lawsuit

A Northeastern School District teacher has been indicted in a deadly hit and run pedestrian accident that killed a man standing on North Tecumseh Road in Bethel Twp. last year.

Kristine Baggs is charged with failure to stop after an accident, tampering with evidence and two counts of vehicular manslaughter, according to the Clark County Common Pleas Court website. 

Lawrence J. Mason, 45, of Medway was struck and killed by a silver 2015 Dodge Durango in September 2016, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol crash report. The vehicle and driver left the scene, according to investigators.

The vehicle was later traced to the Baggs family, and Mason’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Baggs was arrested Monday afternoon, more than a year after the deadly accident.

"I'm hoping the family may have some justice for their loved one with Ms. Baggs going to jail for this indictment and charges," said Lt. Brian Aller, commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Springfield post. 

Kristine Baggs is a teacher in the Northeastern School District, Superintendent John Kronour said. 

Kronour said he couldn't comment until he knows more about the situation. 

She hasn't been suspended or put on leave at this time. 

"Not yet, but I anticipate that might be forthcoming," Kronour said.

SEE: Cruiser cam video of pursuit, crash in Dayton carjacking incident

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 3:59 PM
Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 5:37 PM

Cruiser cam video has been released of a pursuit that went through parts of Dayton on Nov. 10.

UPDATE @ 5:35 p.m. (Nov. 20): See cruiser cam video of the Nov. 11 pursuit and crash stemming from a carjacking incident in Dayton.

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UPDATE @ 12:30 a.m. (Nov. 11)

Police said they are continuing to look for suspects in the Friday afternoon carjacking.

UPDATE @ 6:10 p.m. (Nov. 10)

A carjacking suspect was caught this afternoon hiding inside a vacant house after a police pursuit ended in a car crash.

Pursuit in Dayton ends in crash

Police are still looking for other suspects who stole a car at gunpoint from a man in the area of Hoover and Gettysburg avenues about 2:10 p.m., Dayton police Lt. Eric Sheldon said.

“There were several suspects that robbed the owner at gunpoint,” he said.

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Dayton police spotted the stolen car in the area of James H. McGee Boulevard and Gettysburg Avenue. At that point, only the driver was in the car, Sheldon said.

“They attempted to apprehend the driver. He fled and then officers chased the suspect in their vehicles and it ended up here at Cornell (Drive) and Tennyson (Avenue) where it crashed into a fence.

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“The driver of the vehicle fled on foot and some of our officers were able to locate him hiding in a vacant house,” Sheldon said.

No one was injured, but the stolen car and a police cruiser had to be towed. The cruiser was damaged after the chase went off the road through a field when it hit a curb.

The name and age of the suspect arrested has not yet been released. Police said the suspects likely would face aggravated robbery charges.


A police chase has ended with a crash in the area of Tennyson Avenue and Cornell Drive, according to initial reports.

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The crash was reported about 3:45 p.m.

We’re working to learn more.

20 hours of community service for students in Lebanon High knife case

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 11:42 AM
Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 2:39 PM

            Two Lebanon boys were ordered to complete 20 hours of community service as part of their punishment for involvement in an incident during which three knives were carried into Lebanon High School. Judge Joseph Kirby also barred them from possessing weapons, ordered them to pay $65 in court costs and suspended 90-day sentences in local detention during a hearing Warren County Juvenile Court.
Two Lebanon boys were ordered to complete 20 hours of community service as part of their punishment for involvement in an incident during which three knives were carried into Lebanon High School. Judge Joseph Kirby also barred them from possessing weapons, ordered them to pay $65 in court costs and suspended 90-day sentences in local detention during a hearing Warren County Juvenile Court.

Two Lebanon boys were each ordered to complete 20 hours of community service as part of their punishment for involvement in an incident during which three knives were carried into Lebanon High School.

During a court hearing today, Warren County Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Kirby also barred them from possessing weapons, ordered them to pay $65 in court costs, placed them on probation and suspended 90-day sentences in local detention.

The judge referred to cases of violence involving weapons across the country.

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“Nobody knows who’s capable of doing something that’s going to make the headlines,” Kirby said.

The boys — one a 15-year-old from Lebanon, the other a 17-year-old from Clearcreek Twp. — admitted to attempting to convey a deadly weapon into a school safety zone.

One said he carried a box-cutter knife into school to sell to another student. The other said he kept in his locker three knives confiscated during the investigation.

They were charged on Oct. 6, several weeks after another boy who was sentenced last week in his case.

RELATED: Two more charged with bringing knives to Lebanon High School

The boy in the earlier case was originally charged with threatening another student with the knife, and he later admitted that he brought a knife to the high school on Sept. 15 to protect himself from another student.

Last Monday, he was placed on probation and ordered to complete 30 hours of community service for conveying a deadly weapon in a school safety zone.

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Unlike in the case of the first boy charged, Lebanon Officer Stephen Drake said in his complaints the two boys in court Monday “did bring a knife to Lebanon High School, but did not threaten anyone. Warren County wanted charges filed.”

After the Sept. 15 incident, school officials reported finding multiple knives after students reported that they had either seen or heard about the knives.

Kettering fire captain now subject of internal probe amid Huber review

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 12:29 PM
Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 12:30 PM


A Kettering Fire Department captain suspended from his duties amid a criminal investigation by Huber Heights police is now the subject of a city of Kettering internal investigation, this news outlet has learned.

Mark Williamson, 39, of Huber Heights, is the subject of a Kettering internal investigation initiated Friday “regarding possible misconduct,” according to a letter obtained by this newsroom under Ohio’s public records law.

Already, Williamson is on paid leave from the Kettering department “until further notice,” according to a letter in his personnel file.

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“This individual was placed on leave because we were made aware of an incident under investigation which occurred outside of Kettering,” the city of Kettering said in a statement earlier this month. “The individual will remain on leave and the City of Kettering will continue to cooperate with Huber Heights as they conduct their investigation.”

Williamson was also fired by Huber Heights City Schools from his junior high coaching position earlier this month, according to the district.

News Center 7 and the Dayton Daily News asked Huber Heights police for information on the investigation referenced in Kettering’s response.

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The police division responded by providing reporters a Sept. 26 incident report that does not list Williamson or reveal his connection to the case. Police would not specify Williamson’s involvement in the case.

Williamson is not criminally charged or identified as a suspect in the Huber Heights police investigation, which involves a 14-year-old girl and accusations of unlawful sexual conduct and disseminating matter harmful to a minor, according to a Huber Heights police report.

Another Huber police document — a call report from dispatchers — shows an anonymous caller reported suspicious activity involving a black SUV in the far back lot of the former LaMendola Elementary, 5363 Tilbury Road.

The police report shows authorities seized an iPhone 7, but does not make clear the phone’s owner. Reporters called the listed phone number, but the call went straight to a voicemail message that did not reveal other details.

Huber Heights City Schools Superintendent Susan Gunnell said the district terminated Williamson from his coaching position Sept. 28 after he admitted to letting a student into his vehicle for personal transportation purposes, which is against school policy.

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Williamson coached the Weisenborn Junior High cross-country team since 2015.

Reporters reviewed dozens of public records from 2008 to present that document Williamson’s rise in the Kettering fire company and sterling performance reviews.

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“Mark, you continue to be a shining star in our department,” Chief Terry Jones wrote in a 2013 evaluation. “An outstanding rating on a performance evaluation is extremely rare, and certainly something to be proud of.”

By the end of the year, Williamson became a captain. Battalion Chief Mitch Robbins wrote, “Mark has progressed through the firefighter rank rather expediently; however, this was not without plan or purpose. Mark has prepared both formally and informally for this promotion.”

Kettering paid Williamson $133,953 for work in 2016, according to the I-Team Payroll Project.