Urbana teacher ordered to stay away from school campus after arrest

An Urbana fifth-grade teacher arrested and jailed earlier this month is not allowed on the school’s campus.

Tyler Wisse, 29, of Urbana, was listed Monday as an inmate in the Tri-County Regional Jail. He has been held without bond since Sept. 5, the same day a Madison County judge issued a warrant accusing him of violating probation following his June conviction for a misdemeanor OVI charge.

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Madison County Municipal Court records show he was charged Feb. 19 for an OVI for which he was convicted on June 3. An ignition interlock, a device that requires motorists to prove they are sober before the car starts, was required for his vehicle.

Also, he was ordered to report to probation for two years and pay fines and court costs.

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The Madison County Municipal Clerk of Court said information is “confidential” regarding the accusations against Wisse and why he was arrested for allegedly violating his probation.

Urbana City Schools Superintendent Charles Theil said that the district has contacted Wisse since his arrest.

“Mr. Wisse has been notified that he is not to be on school grounds until we are able to hold an investigatory hearing,” Thiel said in a statement.

A school website indicates Wisse teaches fifth-grade math at the district. An Urbana school agenda released for Tuesday’s regular meeting indicates the school board may talk in executive session about Wisse.

“Executive Session to consider the investigation of charges and/or complaints against a public employee or public official,” the agenda says.

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Facebook comments by Urbana parents on the Springfield News-Sun’s original story about Wisse’s arrest were supportive of the teacher.

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