Teacher Busted For Sex Scandal

Springfield Twp, OH - After a six month investigation, the Springfield Township Police Department arrested Renee A. Smith, 36 years of age, for two counts of Sexual Battery, a felony of the third degree. Renee Smith was a teacher at Springfield High School.

On March 16th, 2007 she was transported to the Summit County Jail and booked on the two above listed charges. On 03-17-07, Renee Smith was arraigned in Akron Municipal Court in front of Judge Holcomb and was released on a $2,500.00 bond.

Renee Smith was a teacher at Springfield High School, 2966 Sanatarium. Road at the onset of the investigation and was immediately placed on administrative leave by School officials when the investigation began. During the investigation and while still on administrative leave Renee Smith did resign from the Springfield School system.

The investigation began when on September 26th, 2006, it was reported to the Lakemore Police Department that a teacher had provided alcohol to underage persons and allegedly engaged in sexual activity with one person, who was seventeen, years of age and was a male student of the teacher. The incident was to have occurred in Springfield Township. That male student was interviewed by Springfield Detectives and did confirm that the above activity did take place.

Also during the investigation the name of a second male student was given to Detectives and that male student also indicated that he had engaged in sexual conduct with Renee Smith while he was a student.

Numerous other, students, teachers and faculty members were also interviewed during the investigation. This investigation could not have occurred if it were not for all the cooperation provided by the Springfield Township Schools, its Administration and Superintendent's Office.