Steubenville School Workers Put on Leave Following Rape-Related Charges

Accused of lying or failing to report assault on teen girl


An Ohio school superintendent and two other employees have been placed on leave after they were charged following an investigation prompted by the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players, school officials said Tuesday.

The Steubenville school board did not address the allegations against the employees and referred all questions to the state attorney general, who is leading the investigation.

The employees were placed on leave at an emergency board meeting Monday and a former superintendent was tapped to lead the district temporarily, the board said in a statement.