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Published 1:01pm Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Millbrook Middle School seventh-grade teacher who was placed on adminitrative leave pending an investigation by the Elmore County Board of Education, Alabama Department of Human Resources and Millbrook police resigned on Thursday.

During an emergency called meeting of the Elmore County Board of Education, the board unanimously accepted the resignation of language arts teacher Michelle Beisel.

Beisel had been employed as a teacher at Millbrook Middle School for 14 years.

Police, DHR nor board employees would say what led to the investigation.

A substitute teacher has been put in place since Beisel was put on administrative leave on Aug. 11.

“We will look to fill that position, while the sub remains. But we will work as quickly as possible so there will not be an interruption in instruction,” Elmore County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Langham said.

In terms of the investigation by the board of education, Langham said he would consider the matter closed following the resignation.

“We we certainly be cooperative with DHR and the Millbrook police should they need any information,” Langham said.

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