Dr. Rydell Harrison, Easton-Redding and Region 9 schools superintendent, informed parents in a May 7 email that a Joel Barlow High School teacher had been placed on administrative leave.

“We learned recently of the arrest of one of our high school teachers, Charles Schaub,” Dr. Harrison stated.  “When we first become aware of this matter, we immediately placed Mr. Schaub on administrative leave and began a thorough investigation into the matter.  Based on what we know now, Mr. Schaub will remain on leave until we have completed our internal review of the matter and local authorities have completed their review. 

“Our community members should be reassured that the safety of our children and our staff was never compromised.  The district’s foremost concern remains the safety of our students and our staff and there are many policies and procedures in place to ensure the wellbeing of all our children and our staff.”

Schaub, a Barlow English teacher and coach, was charged by State Police Troop A in Southbury with public indecency and second-degree breach of peace.

Southbury police responded to the Southbury Plaza shopping center on April 30 around 11:45 a.m. for the report of a male party who had exited his vehicle nude and exposed himself to three females, the incident report stated. Upon arrival at the plaza, Southbury police located the vehicle matching the description given by the caller and observed the male driver to be wearing no pants, the reported stated.

The driver was identified as Charles Schaub, 29, of Southbury, who was taken into custody and released after posting a $5,000 bond. Schaub has a June 9 date in Waterbury Superior Court.

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