Principal commit suicide amidst criminal investigation into sexual contact with student

Michael Fisher (Springfield School District photo)

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - The school principal who committed suicide Thursday was under investigation for having sexual contact with a student, Springfield Police said.

Michael Fisher, principal of the Academy of Arts and Academics, was found dead in his garage Thursday.

Police had visited the school Wednesday as part of the investigation, placing the school under modified lockdown.

The same day, school officials said Fisher had been placed on administrative leave.

Police asked anyone with additional information related to the case to contact Springfield Police.

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