UPDATED: Sheriff's Office Investigating Former L-W East Music Dept. Head
Clifton Smith, head of Lincoln-Way East High School's music department, resigned this month for "personal reasons." A Will County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman will not say why he's being investigated.
- UPDATED (2:26 p.m. Tuesday, May 22): Comment from Stacy Holland, community relations director for Lincoln-Way School District 210)
Sheriff's spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer would not say why Clifton Smith, the former chair for L-W East's music department, was under investigation. No charges have been filed against Smith.
Smith resigned effectively immediately May 10 as the music department's chair, citing personal reasons. Smith had been in that position at L-W East since 2003. Bert Johnson, the Lincoln-Way North High School music department chair, has been named as Smith's replacement at East.
Smith also did not attend L-W East's May 10 band concert, even though the band performed a piece he had written for his daughter.
Hoffmeyer would not comment on whether Smith's resignation and the investigation were connected. Stacy Holland, the community relations director for Lincoln-Way School District 210, would not comment on the investigation.
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