CLEAR LAKE | A second-grade Clear Creek Elementary teacher pleaded guilty in hit-and-run crash and was fined.
He submitted his resignation after being charged with leaving the scene of a single-vehicle crash in February.
Francis Joseph Lapointe, 28, of Clear Lake, was charged in magistrate court with misdemeanor failure to report an accident - death or personal injury and a traffic violation for failure to maintain control.
Lapointe submitted a written plea of guilty to an amended charge and failure to maintain control on April 13.
Assistant County Attorney William J. Hoekstra agreed to amend the charge to failure to report an accident involving property damage.
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CLEAR LAKE | A second-grade Clear Creek Elementary teacher has submitted his resignation aft…
Lapointe was sentenced Tuesday.
He was fined two $100 fines with a criminal penalty surcharge of 35 percent and the court costs of both cases.
According to Lapointe's staff biography on the school's website, this academic year marked his third year teaching second grade at Clear Creek.
He submitted his resignation letter April 1, which was approved by the Clear Lake School Board. The letter states his resignation is effective at the end of the current academic year.