An elementary principal and head football coach for the Unified School District of Antigo has resigned while facing marijuana charges. The district’s board of education approved the resignation of John Lund during a special meeting Thursday evening.
In a letter submitted this week Lund said his career has been a “varied and rewarding one”, adding he greatly enjoyed working with everyone in the district and will especially miss the students.
Lund’s resignation comes after being on administrative leave for the past two months for his alleged connection to illegal drug activity in the area. Back on January he was charged with eight counts related to marijuana possession, delivery and maintaining a drug trafficking place.
Lund will be back in Langlade County Court February 9 for his preliminary hearing on the charges.
In a statement the district says a search for a new principal and football coach will begin shortly.
Four other district members remain on paid administrative leave. The district is continuing their internal investigation on their alleged involvement in the illegal drug situation. No decision was made last evening regarding their status and none is expected until later this month.