No charges will be filed against Solon High School Principal Erin Short, officials from the Solon City School District said in a letter to families on Wednesday.
Ms. Short, 48, was placed on paid administrative leave late last month due to a concern received via email. Police said they began an investigation on Feb. 15, the day Ms. Short was placed on leave, after being contacted by school district officials. The matter stems from a situation that allegedly occurred 12 years ago, according to reports.
The Solon Board of Education received the email on Feb. 14, school officials said.
Superintendent Fred Bolden said in the letter that he learned Wednesday and confirmed verbally with the Solon Police Department that the prosecutor’s office will not file any charges against Ms. Short.
“We have not yet received the final results of the police investigation into this matter or formal notification from the prosecutor’s office, but we expect that shortly,” Mr. Bolden wrote. “Once we receive this information, we will have further details on when we will welcome Erin Short back to her duties as principal.”
Ms. Short, who has been with the district for more than 20 years, is being represented by Attorney Larry Zukerman, of the law firm Zukerman, Lear and Murray Co. LPA in Cleveland. In a statement released late last month, Ms. Short vehemently denied what she called “false and defamatory allegations.”
Assistant Principal Erica Kosiorek has been serving as acting principal in Ms. Short’s absence.