(The following is Cathell’s statementin its entirety.) “Having proven my innocence in a court of law, I have formally tendered my resignation to Worcester County Public Schools.

“Times like these reveal who your true friends are and they mean the world to us, forever having a place in our hearts.” Interestingly, the final paragraph of Cathell’s letter reads like a call to action for his former employer to ensure more transparency in the classroom.

“I implore WCPS and all school districts to install cameras in all classrooms, for the protection of both teachers and students, and to prevent potential future incidents of false allegations,” Cathell said.

Cathell was found not guilty by a unanimous jury on the other 12 counts.

Cathell’s statement, which was packaged with a smiling photo of he and his wife, spoke candidly about the experience.

It will be a life long struggle to repair the damage and rebuild my reputation and my life.“My wife and I are extremely grateful to the parents, students, friends, family, churches, and other community members who stood by us and showed their support.

Times like these reveal who your true friends are and they mean the world to us, forever having a place in our hearts.

Cathell’s employment status”, and while nothing has been reported about that evaluation, or if Cathell’s decision has any link to WCPS’s findings in that evaluation, Cathell’s letter shows he wants to put the situation, and teaching, behind him.

“My wife and I are extremely grateful to the parents, students, friends, family, churches, and other community members who stood by us and showed their support,” reads Cathell’s statement.

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Bryan Russo returned to The Dispatch in 2015 to serve as News Editor after working as a staff writer from 2007-2010 covering the Ocean City news beat.