The report says that while Luebke was an assistant Centerville football coach, he participated in a group text with about eight other coaches, including then-head football coach Rodney Roberts. The group text was often a mix of coaching information, social exchanges and pictures of nude or near-nude women — a “high percentage” of which were sent by Luebke, according to the report.
In December 2015, Luebke sent the pictures of the student in her underwear to Roberts and some assistant coaches, one of whom reported him to the school principal. Luebke also kept the pictures on his school computer, and a review of the browser history on Luebke’s school-owned computer showed that he visited numerous web sites featuring “sexual content” during school hours, according to the hearing officer’s report.
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Luebke could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.
In Luebke’s response to the hearing officer, through an attorney, he argued that he texted the pictures of the student in her underwear to the other coaches in an attempt to protect the student, because members of the football team had been sharing the pictures and making inappropriate comments about them on social media.
Regarding things found on his school-owned computer, Luebke argued that he frequently had to be away from the computer, and other people had access to it. The investigator wrote that evidence suggested Luebke visited the websites on his computer.
Luebke was placed on administrative leave by Centerville City Schools on Dec. 7, 2015, and he agreed on Jan. 6, 2016, to resign, effective Feb. 29, 2016, according to the state report.
Sarah Swan, community relations specialist for the school district, said Luebke “was the only staff member disciplined based on the findings of the district’s investigation.”
She added, “The district reported the situation to the Ohio Department of Education as required by law.”
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Luebke’s five-year intervention specialist license and five-year “special all grades” teaching license expired in June 2016. He applied for renewal of his license in spring 2016, and that application resulted in the state investigation.
This month, the state board permanently denied his application, saying his actions constituted conduct unbecoming an educator.