The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has closed an investigation into an allegation of inappropriate contact between a volunteer coach and a student at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro without criminal charges.
“After an extensive investigation, no criminal charges will be sought,” LCSO Lt. Michael J. Murphy said in a press release Friday, Dec. 22.
On Nov. 21, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, which was investigating a separate allegation of inappropriate contact between an MVHS employee and a student, notified LCSO of a possible offense in Lincoln County regarding an MVHS volunteer and a student, according to the press release.
“After conducting numerous interviews, no evidence of any criminal offense was disclosed,” Murphy said in the press release.
The Knox County investigation did not result in charges either. The investigations did not involve the same subject.
The Knox County investigation coincided with the extended and unexplained absence of MVHS Principal Andrew Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh resigned Dec. 14, the same day the Regional School Unit 40 Board of Directors was scheduled to hold a dismissal hearing for an unnamed MVHS employee.
The district has not given a reason for Cavanaugh’s absence or his resignation.