The Indiana Department of Education could revoke the teaching license of former Mount Vernon High School football coach and teacher Herman “Paul” Maier.
According to a complaint filed in March of 2018, the department became aware of an investigation conducted by the Mount Vernon Police Department and Posey County Prosecutor’s Office regarding an allegation involving Maier and a former female student. The former student’s name has been redacted from the complaint.
The complaint states the former student had an ongoing sexual relationship with Maier that began in 1997, when she was 14-years-old, and lasted until she was a junior in high school. She also stated Maier took her to his house, when his wife was out of town, to have sex with her.
The former student alleges the relationship began with flirting. She also stated Maier would pull her out of class and hand her notes. Several witnesses confirm seeing notes passed between Maier and the former student. According to the complaint, several witnesses confirm seeing the former student get into a car with Maier on one occasion.
Maier was the head football coach at Mount Vernon High School for 19 years. He resigned as the head coach after the 2016 season, and resigned from his teaching position following the 2017-2018 school year.