Martinsville School Board Accepts Coach's Resignation

Tim Wolf Arrested On Public Indecency Charge

The Martinsville School Board accepted the resignation of an employee on Thursday who was arrested on charges of public indecency, despite calls from residents to fire him.

High school boys basketball coach Tim Wolf, 65, of Martinsville, was found "in a state of nudity" in his car at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis about 3:50 p.m. Sunday, according to a police report.

A probable cause affidavit indicated that a 17-year-old girl, also from Martinsville, was in the passenger seat of the car, with Wolf in the driver's seat, and the arresting officer said that he saw "suspicious movements from the passenger."

School board members met with attorneys about Wolf's request to resign. Martinsville Schools Superintendent Ron Furniss said the request came after the board decided to turn down Wolf's earlier request to retire early following his arrest.

“This afternoon, we received a request from the board to accept the resignation of Tim Wolf and all duties associated to MSD of Martinsville effective immediately,” Furniss said.

Tim Wolf

The board said Wolf would not be eligible for paid leave, but he is still eligible to receive a pension, RTV6's Eboné Monet reported.

"Our understanding is regardless of whether we had terminated him or accepted his resignation, that he would receive his pension through the teacher's retirement fund," Furniss said.

The school board’s decision sparked outrage among Martinsville residents and parents who attended the meeting and called for the board to reject Wolf’s resignation.

"Some of you have been on this board forever. If you don't want to do your job and you don't want to stand up to the community and you're afraid to hurt somebody that you know, then get out of it,” resident Bonnie Lamar said.

Resident Elmer Reynolds wanted more from the school board than just an acceptance of Wolf’s resignation.

"This corruption won't (stop) if we just pat someone on the hands. I think you're all honorable. Do the honorable thing,” Reynolds said.

“It just kills me that no one will stand up and do what's morally right, and that is to tell Mr. Wolf that we will not stand for this," said another woman at the meeting.

Furniss confirmed that Indiana State Police are investigating the allegations against Wolf.

Wolf had been a teacher and coach at the school for 25 years.

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