Cumberland County teacher, commissioner found dead


CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – During a Cumberland County School Board meeting the Director of Schools, Janet Graham, announced that Michael Speich has died.

Cumberland County authorities confirmed Friday he died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Speich had been indicted on two charges including sexual battery by an authority figure.

District Attorney General Bryant C. Dunaway says his office and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office investigated allegations that Stone Elementary School teacher Michael Speich provided alcohol to a student at a location owned by the teacher and not school property.

Evidence of sexual abuse was later found.

Officials are asking anyone who may know of other potential victims to call the Office of the District Attorney General at 931-484-8732.

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