John Lund, the Antigo high school football coach and elementary principal who's charged in a marijuana sales ring, has resigned. The School Board accepted his resignation Thursday night.
School district attorney Dean Dietrich said the move takes effect immediately -- and it ends an investigation by school officials into Lund's activities. Lund submitted his letter of resignation on Monday, saying he's had a "varied and rewarding" career. He had been on administrative leave for almost two months when he was charged January 20th with eight felonies that include possessing and delivering marijuana, and maintaining a drug trafficking place. A judge will decide next Thursday if there's enough evidence to put Lund on trial. Cindy Fisher has been filling in for Lund in his elementary principal duties, and she'll continue doing so for the rest of the school year. A search for a new principal and football coach will begin soon.
Two other men face charges in the marijuana ring. And four other Antigo school employees and a Merrill middle school teacher remain on paid leave, after court records showed that they admitted used marijuana. They remain under internal school investigations. A decision on the status of the Antigo employees is expected later this month.