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Indian Lake Schools Fire Troubled Superintendent

Nov 23, 2017

Heather O'Donnell (R) and Patrick O'Donnell
Credit Logan County Sheriff's Office

The Indian Lake Schools have fired superintendent Patrick O'Donnell, who is charged with sexually assaulting a young girl.

O'Donnell has been on unpaid leave since July and is scheduled for trial next month. The district rejected an Ohio Department of Education recommendation to wait on discipline until after the trial. His wife, 46-year-old Heather O'Donnell, faces child endangering charges for not reporting abuse allegations against her husband. She is on leave as superintendent of the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center in Bellefontaine.