Williams Bay teacher resigns after accusations of posting threatening comments

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Andrea Anderson
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WILLIAMS BAY—A Williams Bay Elementary School teacher has resigned after being accused of posting a threatening comment on Facebook in June.

The school board unanimously approved Breann Vogt's resignation application Tuesday morning at a special meeting, Superintendent Wayne Anderson said

Vogt, a fifth-grade teacher, is accused of posting the following statement at 9:27 p.m. June 2:

“I'd like to go on a short, but effective, killing spree. My children* are INSANE!

*school and home.”

The post was reported to the district June 6, Anderson said earlier.

Vogt was placed on administrative leave from June 9 through June 13, the last day of school.

She was initially placed on leave for one day. It was later extended through the school year.

The superintendent couldn't speculate on what lead to Vogt's choice to resign, but he said people often "take a look at the circumstances," consider their career and family, and "make a decision based on that."

The administration contacted the Williams Bay Police Department and Walworth County Sheriff's Office about the post when it was reported. After speaking with Vogt, it was determined no one was in danger.

If Vogt applies for a position outside the Williams Bay School District, her indiscretion would not show on her file because they stay "in house," Anderson said. However, if a potential employer calls and asks about a teacher's history, the district is honest, he said.

Parents and staff were notified Tuesday of Vogt's resignation.

The district is looking at candidates to replace Vogt.

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