According to Schmidt, the allegations occurred during the school years of 2009 to 20 to 2012."With both students, the relationship was first as a teacher then as principal," Schmidt said."Certainly with at least one victim, phone records will show substantial telephone and text contact."Fisher was praised during his quick rise into the administrative ranks for his rapport with students, professionalism, and impact on a positive shift in culture at the high school — all qualities that led to him being awarded Ohio Principal of the Year in 2015 which placed him in the running for that national award.Fisher also was instructed to "refrain from any social media or communication of any kind on behalf of the Chillicothe City School District."Just three days later, Saxton assigned Fisher to work from home and to stay off all district property."Remember this is to protect the integrity of the investigation as I mentioned to you several times on Saturday," Saxton wrote in a follow-up email on Aug. Although the letters note they should be placed in Fisher's personnel file, the district did not release them in September when the Chillicothe Gazette requested and reviewed Fisher's personnel file.The response was focused on a skilled rating — the next to highest — on one area of the evaluation and some of Saxton's comments in the evaluation. 10 Saxton sent Fisher an email issuing concerns with the way Fisher had been interacting with students via social media and texts, according to records released by the district Thursday in response to a public records request."In our conversation, you did not seem to understand the importance of separating yourself from relationships with students via messaging and texts," Saxton wrote referencing an Aug. Schmidt said nine days later, school officials reported the allegations to Walker. 19 and obtained by the Gazette, Saxton assigned Fisher to work from the district's operations center and to have no contact with current and former students, the school board, and staff with the exception of himself and the assistant superintendent.That same day, the school board met in special session, including a nearly 75-minute executive session, but no official action was taken, according to school board minutes.However, all of those accolades appeared to be in question before school started in 2015, according to documents obtained by the Gazette through a series of public records requests.According to records of a September 2015 meeting with Fisher, Saxton outlined concerns about Fisher's alleged disengagement from the leadership team, failure to exercise good judgment at times, and misrepresentation of himself and a few events.
But even stoned on industrial-grade horse tranquilizers, Albert Gonzalez remained focused on business — checking his laptop constantly, keeping tabs on the rogue operators he employed in Turkey and Latvia and China, pushing, haranguing, issuing orders into his cellphone in a steady voice.At that same time, Schmidt also confirmed the investigation, saying it began after the school administration reported to the Department of Job and Family Services a "rumor, essentially" regarding the employee.Schmidt requested an investigation to determine if any criminal activity occurred.However, he wasn't disciplined for the issues and Fisher continued to receive high marks in evaluations by Saxton.In fact, Fisher was named as a finalist for the Adena superintendent job in summer of 2016, but was eventually passed over.