Claypool said Maier then informed him and he instructed Maier to contact Shelby County Children Services. Claypool then advised Maier to call the sheriff’s office.
While “no official report has gone out to students” regarding Gooding’s absence, Claypool said, he said has discussed the situation with the school board, which is awaiting the completion of the investigation.
Gooding, a Xavier University graduate, has worked in the school district for 18 years. He also teaches math at the high school, 5300 Houston Road.
“All allegations involving students are taken seriously and are fully investigated,” Claypool said.