Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent Joseph Roy on Sunday refuted an allegation made against him in an incident that is being investigated by the school board.
The nature of the incident has not been disclosed.
“I’m aware of a specific unfounded allegation that has churned through the rumor mill for a few weeks. I’m working with the district solicitor to address this unfounded allegation, while keeping the board president informed,” Roy said in a statement to The Morning Call. “As with the allegation, rumors of me resigning are unfounded as well. The first rumor was I was resigning this past Thursday. The second rumor was I was resigning Friday. And apparently the third rumor is I resigned [Sunday]. All completely false. The source of these rumors is unknown, but obviously someone with ill intent is spreading them.”
The Morning Call first received reports of an incident involving Roy and a district employee in late October but was unable to confirm whether it happened.
Roy said he didn’t want to speculate on the source, “but sometimes I make decisions people aren’t happy with.”
Addressing the resignation rumors Oct. 28, Roy said, “I think they have me mixed up with the Allentown superintendent.”
Roy said he and the board would not comment further because the matter involves district personnel.
WFMZ reported that school board President Michael Faccinetto confirmed the district investigation Sunday. Faccinetto did not respond to requests for comment.