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Antigo principal faces felony drug charges

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ANTIGO (WAOW) --  Almost two months after the Antigo School District placed John Lund on paid administrative leave, the Pleasant View and West Elementary School principal and high school football coach, is charged with eight felony drug counts.

According to the criminal complaint, investigators questioned Lund in November of last year at Pleasant View School.  That's where Lund told investigators he had bought and sold marijuana "two or three times" over the past three years.

According to online court records, former assistant football coach, Scot Peterson, is also charged. He faces 25 felony drug charges.  Lund's brother-in-law, Bradley Maahs, is charged with three drug felonies.

In the complaint, Lund says he and Scot Peterson "get stuff for each other," and that in the past three years he has delivered marijuana to his friends "three or four times."

The complaint also says Maahs delivered marijuana to Lund on "several occasions."

School district leaders say Lund was put on paid administrative lead in December, after authorities contacted the school about the investigation.

Now, the districts legal counsel says the Antigo Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, in a closed session, to determine Lund's future at the school.

"The school is aware of the charges and we will be taking appropriate action," Attorney Dean Dietrich told Newsline 9 in a phone interview.

In Lund's absence another district principal has taken over at the elementary school.

The Antigo School District released a short statement through its attorney.  It read, in part, "The past month has been an unsettling period for the school district, parents and the Lund family. We have no formal comment regarding the charges at this time."

Newsline 9 tried to contact Lund himself but the phone rang with no answer.  Newsline 9 also tried to contact the District Attorney but his office said he was not available for comment.

Lund, Peterson, and Maahs will face a judge on Monday at the Langlade County Court.

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