Ex-EHOVE teacher being investigated for misconduct with students

Erie County Sheriff's deputies are investigating allegations that an EHOVE instructor had an inappropriate relationship with one or more high school students. Sheriff's Detective Jared Oliver wouldn't release more information about the ongoing investigation, including the suspect's name.
Susan McMillan
Dec 15, 2010

Erie County Sheriff's deputies are investigating allegations that an EHOVE instructor had an inappropriate relationship with one or more high school students.

Sheriff's Detective Jared Oliver wouldn't release more information about the ongoing investigation, including the suspect's name.

EHOVE records, however, indicate Ned McElfresh resigned as firefighter and EMT instructor last week while under investigation by the sheriff's office for "possible misconduct with female EHOVE JVS students."

Deputies began the investigation after receiving information from multiple people, Oliver said.

They have conducted interviews and are still trying to pin down some key facts, including whether more than one student was involved.

EHOVE administrators received a request from investigators on Dec. 2 to review McElfresh's personnel file, superintendent Sharon Mastroianni said. Following school policy, they notified McElfresh of the request.

McElfresh called in sick the following day, a Friday.

On Monday, Dec. 6, he cleaned out his office and submitted his resignation, which the school board accepted at a regular meeting two days later.

EHOVE never started its own investigation because events unfolded so quickly, school officials said.

"As soon as we found out there were allegations, Mr. McElfresh did not step back into the classroom," Mastroianni said.

McElfresh began working for EHOVE in 2004 as a paramedic instructor, before the program was combined with the firefighter program. He previously worked for fire departments in Cleveland and Huron, according to his personnel file, and has several years of active and reserve military service.

McElfresh, of Clyde, referred comments to his attorney, Troy Wisehart, who could not be reached after business hours Tuesday.

A certified substitute instructor is now teaching EHOVE's firefighter/EMT class, Mastroianni said, and the school will soon post a job for a new instructor.

Comments

CPRinstructor

so if we say protest it cant be posted

CPRinstructor

 Once ill try to make the SR moderator make light of this issue.

HOWS COME EVERY FEMALES STORY ARE THE SAME?

HOWS COME THE MAN RUNS AWAY FROM ALLEGATIONS, THOSE WHO FLEE ARE GUILTY, IF HES TRULY INNOCENT HE SHOULD HAVE BIT THE BULLET, LIKE OTHERS AT EHOVE.

AND HOWS COME EHOVE DID NOT CONDUCT A PROPER BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, A NAME CHANGE, STATE OF OHIO REQUIRES IT, BUT IF YOU CAN CHARM PEOPLE YOU GET AROUND IT.

IVE WORKED WITH THIS SO CALLED OUTSTANDING INSTRUCTOR.....ONLY IF I WAS A FEMALE

Fligor89

Our stories are the same because thats how they are, why would we comment ans say these things that arent true. I mean if someone did this to you what would you do. He knew they would have to suspend him and it would have just cased more problems for his poor family!!  Do you have kids? how would you feel if people talked about you the way your talking about him... and than for your wife and children to see such comments!! it would kill me!! i would have done the same thing and resectfully left!! i would have been hurt and lost at the thought of anyone even saying such things!!

 

Yet if he did do such a thing he will be punish and his career will be nothing, why keep running your mouth just wait and see what happends!!  Famale or Male. Doesnt matter we dont know only MC and whoever said this does...

CPRinstructor

 Are you serious? When the leader of the pack is in trouble the wolves come running to his aid. Well fligor put the shoe on the other foot, what if it was your child that this wonderful instructor (not teacher, a teacher requires a education degree and a federal background check and would have found out the truth on him) did those things with?  Change of heart there eh?

 

Oh if you learned anything in school and resisted his charm, its called Constitutionial rights, 1st admendment to be exact.

right

Fligor89

I know what you are sayin! i do have children! i have two, My daughter is 2 and my son is 8mnths. I would not only be upset with MC but i would be upset with my child as well! Because i am the one raising my child. I am the one who will teach my daughter right from wrong and if either of them did such an act well i would hold them as much resopnsible as myself.... But If its is rape that is different story!! And If Mc did do such a thing as everyones says well HES WRONG!! And so is whoever did such things with him, Because she knew he was her INSTRUCTOR , He is a married man with children!! I will say this... I do not see MC doing this. But A wise man told me All that glitters is not gold. I hope that you all realize that the things you say do not only effect MC but his family and friends! Like someone else said let them be!

   

brumbaugh

"When the leader of the pack is in trouble the wolves come running to his aid"

Why are you comparing us to a bunch of wild animals when we are human beings?

is it not human nature to defend one self from destruction?

you tell me if you was in the situation where reports are hounding you, the police are always calling, ppl calling to threaten you and your family. you wouldn't run to save you and your family? cause im pretty sure 99% of the ppl in here would do the exact same thing as he did. (now im sure everyone is going to say they wouldnt but that is complete BS, its human nature and you cant deny human nature)

CPRinstructor

Military or not , it doesnt matter.

 

 

CPRinstructor

 Only a animal would do this that this man is accused of doing, correct.  

You can all sit here and defend him, but DO YOU REALLY KNOW?  YOU DONT!

 

You all sit there and defend him, and when the truth comes out, you all are going to sit there with egg on your face. CHARM CHARM CHARM, hes go you all taken in.

 

If he didnt get his you know what caught in a ringer, he would never have to go through this, CORRECT?

 

 

CPRinstructor

 ONCE AGAIN....HES NOT A TEACHER, A TEACHER IS ONE THAT HAS GONE TO COLLEGE, EARNED A DEGREE IN (ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY, POST SECONDARY) EDUCATION, AND TOOK A STATE TEST AND PASSED IT.  

JVS ARE EXEMPT FOR THESE STANDARDS, EXCEPT FOR THE TRADITIONAL STUDIES (MATH, ENGLISH, SCIENCES, HISTORY) THE PEOPLE WHO INSTRUCT THESE SPECIALIZED COURSES ARE KNOWN AS INSTRUCTORS.....PLEASE DONT INFLATE THIS MANS EGO ANYMORE.

 

So what if you gave the man a gift, seems like hes taken enough gifts already.

M_MarineSgt

Like I mentioned before, Let the Law do its job, none of you are doing this investigation so let the man and his Family have peace and stop with the comments.  Not a great way to start a new year by bantering another Mans life.  By the way I do know him.

quiteobserver

 All I have to say is.... The storage room off the boys restroom.  Ned did more activity in that room then he did in his actual classroom!  But I'm sure all of you defending him know that right?

CPRinstructor

 See there you go defenders of the Ned, looks like the world is coming out to prove Nut i mean Ned wrong. I bet theres a divorce and massive child support, sexual crimes listing, and imprisonment coming up....More to come, i bet.

M_MarineSgt

Yes since that was proof that he did something. The only way they can know if he did anything is if they were there, which I doubt. Just let the truth come out, and I know none of you know it. Also, leave his Family out of this, they have enough to worry about without you people ruining their lives more then it already is. BE QUIET AND LET THE LAW DO ITS JOB!!!!!

CPRinstructor

 This must be the season for morons and idiots in public safety, this smuck, sandusky pd, erie county SO, and now marblehead, wow THESES FORMER EHOVE STUDENTS MUST BE PROUD!   MAYBE THEY NEED TO TEACH ETHICS AND MORALS......Oh thats right the "teachers" are just as bad ahahaha.

M_MarineSgt

Thank you.  Thats all I wanted for everyone to understand.  His Family has nothing to do with this whole mess.  Just let the Law do its job.  Everything will come out in the open if it ends up being true. 

Innocent until ...

I am waiting for the apologies to start.  If there were charges to be made... they would have been filed by now.  How many of you that shot your mouth off is ready to offer your apology?  My guess is... not any of you.

Blue Streak

Just heard another reason Mac wasn't the only one to worry about in Public Safety. A friend (a student now)  told me last week they play extreme hide and seek where they hide in vehicles and sleep during lab. Haha.....bet that is fun!

clav0331

Whatever the case, Mcelfresh or Mac, my former instructor should not be attacked for serving in multiple branches of the service. (Navy, Army, and the Air Force). In the case of misconduct in any military branch, one would find it very hard just to stay in one let alone three. So that rules that out to the house wife super teacher that ran her suck about that.To educate those on that , he was Corpsman(medic) in the Navy attached to  Marine Combat Unit, in the Army he was in Special Operations and served in Africa, and Crash Fire Rescue in the Air Force.  Also lets listen to MarineSGT., lets leave this to the law and let this work its self out, he is man trying take care of a family and im sure people that dont even know him taking pop shots at him dosent help the situation. People forget how young dumb high school girls are and things theyll do for attention. But not to get into that, Mac is someone who the majority of this lazy country should stand up off their a** and say thank you, than talk bad about him when they dont know him. If its true or not I would follow Mac into any Combat Situation or Fire Ground Operation anytime, anywhere, under any circumstances. Semper Fi.

jack12

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