Tecumseh middle school teacher on leave after ‘extended physical altercation’ in classroom

CLARK COUNTY — A Tecumseh middle school teacher is on leave after an “extended physical altercation” reported to involve the teacher and a middle school student in a classroom earlier this month.

Ed Lyons was placed on paid administrative leave on Nov. 5 after the district was made aware of the incident.

“The majority of this altercation was captured on video by another student,” Superintendent Paula Crew said in a letter to Lyons. “During this time, the other students in your classroom were not deriving any educational benefit; they were instead watching your altercation and getting increasingly disorderly.”

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The Clark County Sheriff’s Office opened an assault investigation at Tecumseh Local Schools the same day the altercation was reported to have happened. The report does not list any charges being filed in the case.

Lyons also is a city council member in the city of Huber Heights.

The alleged misconduct alleged against Lyons, if true, would violate several school policies, which could lead to discipline up to and including termination, Crew said.

While on leave, Lyons is not allowed to return to the middle school or appear on school grounds without prior permission from the district’s Superintendent.