A WOWT 6 News Fact Finders investigation this week prompted Nebraska's largest school district to take immediate action against teacher Michael McIntosh but there are still unanswered questions.
We wanted to know how a high school teacher continued teaching for months while facing charges of public indecency?
On Thursday, OPS reiterated that they never knew one of their teachers had been ticketed for exposing himself to a woman at a Bellevue Walmart as he asked her for directions. A spokesperson says they took immediate action after hearing our story.
On Tuesday, a Sarpy County judge found the 37-year-old McIntosh guilty of public indecency and disturbing the peace, two misdemeanors, and sent him to jail for six months.
The incident happened in February. McIntosh apparently flew under the radar on this because he continued to teach English at Bryan High and even started the new school year there.
OPS put him on paid administrative leave soon after our stories aired this week.
New hires get background checks. McIntosh wasn't a new hire. He signed-on in August 2012.
It's unclear if the misdemeanor charges would have even raised any red flags if he wasn't volunteering the information to his bosses.
Bellevue Police did not have an obligation to inform anyone. Officers didn't even know McIntosh was a high school teacher. In fact, when they asked him what he did for a living, he said he worked at a Godfather's in Bellevue. That’s true. He was a part-time delivery driver.
We called Godfather’s corporate offices. They said they fired him. They didn't know about this in February. They fired him Wednesday when they first heard about the case.
Godfather’s said nothing turned up in a background check either because he was on-the-job before he was ticketed.
McIntosh remains on paid administrative leave with OPS. District officials say they began the discipline process as soon as they heard about the sentence and will make every effort to move his case forward with speed and efficiency.