We’re finally learning why an Antigo educator was placed on administrative leave.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Langlade County Court on Friday, Antigo Elementary Principal John Lund was charged with several felony drug related counts. The eight marijuana counts include maintaining a drug trafficking house and delivering THC.
The investigation began in August and on November 30th, detectives interviewed the 47 year old football coach at one of the schools Lund was the principal at.
Two other men are also involved. Drugs and drug related items were found at the Wittenberg home of Lund’s brother-in-law, 46 year old Bradley Maahs. And a former football coach and retired special education teacher, 55 year old Scot Peterson is also facing up to 26 drug related charges which include manufacturing THC.
All three men apparently sold drugs at some point as Maahs and Peterson admitted to such. The criminal complaint also names several other individuals who are said to have bought drugs from the three.
The Unified School District of Antigo refused to make an official comment about Lund or former teacher Peterson. In a statement, the District did say that in light of the new information, they would “likely review Mr. Lund’s leave status.”
Lund has been on paid administrative leave since early December.
All three men will be back in court on January 23rd.