Joel Barlow High School Teacher Faces Charges

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.

Easton Police Log September 14 – September 20

157 Incident Reports Logged

10 9-1-1 Error / Transfer

4 Accident

12 Aided Case

16 Alarm / Fire Call

7 Animal

9 Assistance, All Other / K9 Assist

1 Consult with an Officer

1 Criminal Mischief / Property Damage

1 Dumping / Littering

3 Erratic Driver Reported

12 Fingerprints

0 Juvenile Assistance

0 Larceny / Theft Offence

0 Motor Vehicle Theft

12 Motor Vehicle Stop

4 Temporary Pistol Permit

12 Programmed Control / Selective Enforcement

3 Scam (call-electronic-mail) / Fraud Offense / ID Theft

12 School Detail

3 Supplemental Reports

9 Suspicious Activity – Motor Vehicle – Person

1 Traffic Complaint

8 Town-Utility-State Property

2 Vacant House / Welfare Check


Misdemeanor Summons/Criminal Arrests 2

Infractions 6

Written Warnings 4

Verbal Warnings 4


Easton police received a call on Sept. 17 at approximately 7 p.m. from a concerned citizen reporting an erratic driver. An officer located the vehicle in question, and initiated a motor vehicle stop after observing the driver veer right, onto a grassy area, and left, crossing the double yellow lines, then right, nearly striking a telephone pole, according to the report.

The officer could smell alcohol in the vehicle and on the driver, identified as Carlos S. Castro, 41, residing on Knoll Drive in Hamden, according to the report. After failing to perform a series of sobriety tests, Castro was charged with driving under the influence and failure to drive right. He was given a court date of Sept. 29 and released to a family member after posting a $100 cash bond.

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

The Easton Police Department is located at 700 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT 06612, 203-268-4111, EastonCT.gov.