Councilman Steps Down amid Backlash


FORTY FORT, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- 68-year-old Frank Michaels resigned from the forty fort borough council today.

He pleaded guilty to a child endangerment charge for lying under oath in the Stephen Stahl trial. Michaels is the former Principal at Coughlin High School.
He was arrested for not reporting what he knew about a sexual relationship Stahl – a former Coughlin teacher – was having with a female student in 2004.
Stahl was convicted on corruption charges and served 6 months in jail.
Under current state law Michaels did not have to resign, however people have been pressuring him to step down.
Michaels did just that today, but did not explain his reasons.
He is also serving house arrest for his guilty plea to that child endangerment charge.

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