Former teacher loses license

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Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Monday, October 17, 2016 7:21PM

Former Mascenic Regional High School teacher Donald Reiter will surrender his teaching and administration credentials to avoid charges related to propositioning students for sex at a Maine high school, the Portland Press Herald reported.

Reiter was charged with official oppression after asking a female student for sex and threatening to prevent her from graduating from Waterville High School in Waterville, Maine, where he was principal, in 2015.

He was accused of similar behavior as a social studies teacher and assistant principal at Mascenic, where he worked from 1998 to 2004.

The Press Herald’s Oct. 13 article said that he surrendered his Department of Education credentials in exchange for the state dropping its criminal charge against him.

The charge, official oppression, is a class E corruption charge in Maine. It is detailed in the state criminal code as, “being a public servant and acting with the intention to benefit himself or another or to harm another, he knowingly commits an unauthorized act which purports to be an act of his office, or knowingly refrains from performing a duty imposed on him by law or clearly inherent in the nature of his office.”

The Press Herald reported that the prosecuting attorney said the deal is permanent and that Reiter will not be in a classroom again. Reiter is working in a different sector, according to the report.

Brandon Latham can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 228 or blatham@ledgertranscript.com.