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Ringling High School Teacher Under Investigation

Updated: Aug 10, 2008 09:36 PM CDT
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A teacher at Ringling High School is under investigation, after being arrested for assaulting a park ranger at Lake Murray last weekend.  KTEN's Meredith Saldana visited Ringling and has more on this story.

Just as I entered Ringling Sunday a concerned parent told me this isn't the first problem Ringling parents have had with Robin Dillon.  

In fact, parents say she is known for hanging out with students and providing them with alcohol.     

Robin Dillon, a teacher and girls basketball coach at the school, was taken into custody last Saturday on pending misdemeanor charges.  She was booked into the Love County Jail, but has since been released.     

Ringling police and parents told me at the end of the school year, in May, there was a party at her house.     

It started as a get together after a sporting event and police said it quickly became a party with alcohol involved.  Not only were minors in her home drinking but a fight broke out as well.     

Ringling Police Chief Jessie Aden remember the incident, "There was a big fight there and alcohol.  The police department here didn't find out about it until the next day and like I said a lot, some of the kids commented on it.  We never could prove where the alcohol come from."

The police chief says they couldn't press charges on Dillon because the teenagers didn't want to be singled out for going to police.

As for last weekends incident Carter County DA, Craig Ladd, is reviewing the case and has asked for a follow-up investigation.  

School begins Wednesday in Ringling.

Calls made to Dillon as well as Ringling's Superintendent and high school principal were not returned.      

Parents told me that as far as they know, she is still employed at the school and they're upset that the school board has done nothing, since they first voiced their concerns last year.  

-Meredith Saldana, KTEN News