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ABBOTSFORD (WAOW) – An Abbotsford High School math teacher has resigned as police look into allegations of some misconduct with a student, Superintendent Reed Welsh said Thursday.

Andy Follen submitted a letter of resignation last Friday, giving no reasons, the superintendent said. He has taught at the school for four years.


Welsh said the Abbotsford Police Department is investigating allegations of misconduct with a student that began after the school was notified by a parent of some suspicions involving Follen. Welsh declined to elaborate.

Abbotsford Police Chief Ron Gosse was not immediately available for comment, said an officer, who declined comment.

Follen is the third high school teacher in central Wisconsin to resign amid police investigations since November.

A 35-year-old Rhinelander English teacher resigned after police, conducting a probe of some missing school electronics, searched his home and discovered marijuana plants growing, according to a criminal complaint.

A 27-year-old band instructor at Merrill High School resigned just days after the school received a complaint about some “inappropriate” activity with a student and police looked into it.
 
Follen was not immediately available for comment. There was no telephone listing for him. 


 
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