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Merrill teacher, coach on administrative leave; part of Antigo investigation

LINCOLN COUNTY (WAOW) - The Merrill School District Interim Superintendent says Jay Peterson was put on paid administrative leave in connection to a drug investigation in Langlade County.

  Bruce Anderson says Peterson is a teacher at Prairie River Middle School.  Peterson also coaches football and basketball. 

  Anderson told Newsline 9 the Merrill School District is doing its own investigation based on information it received from the Langlade County Sheriff's Department.

  The Antigo School District put five teachers on paid administrative leave.

   Antigo elementary school principal and football coach John Lund appeared in Langlade County court at 11:45 a.m. Monday. 

  According to the criminal complaint, the charges range from delivering marijuana to selling the drug out of his Antigo home.

  After his court appearance, Lund was taken to the Langlade County Sheriff's Department for finger printing. 

  His preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 9, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.



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