Written by AARON CASTREJON
COVINA - Richard Sheehan, a superintendent beloved by many in the Covina-Valley Unified School District, has agreed to resign effective June 30.
The Covina-Valley Unified school board made the announcement after a closed session meeting Tuesday. Sheehan is mired in a criminal investigation involving three victims.
The Covina Police Department was contacted during an internal investigation conducted by the school district into misconduct with current and former students, according to a written statement by the Covina Police Department.
“We’ve asked the Glendora Police Department to assist us by handling this initial investigation. Our intent is to ensure a thorough and transparent investigation by law enforcement,” Covina Police said in a written statement.
Sheehan will remain on paid administrative leave until his resignation next month.
What Sheehan is accused of doing has run the gamut among the community, in real life and on social media.
Covina Police emphasized that Sheehan's alleged transgressions go beyond social media posts allegedly involving the embattled former superintendent.
In doing light research on social media, a video surfaced showing very brief flashes of a shirtless Sheehan flexing a bicep in a selfie -- his lower half was blocked by a black square insinuating he was nude. That same photo was seen elsewhere on Twitter sans the black square, showing he was actually wearing a pair of black shorts.
How these photos were acquired is not immediately known.
Parents took to the streets May 17 to protest Sheehan’s treatment by the district after learning of the plan to replace him — the same day the district announced he was placed on administrative leave.
Elizabeth Eminhizer was named acting superintendent by a unanimous vote May 18.