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Riverside school superintendent resigns

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

December 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Riverside school superintendent resigned after questions were raised about an alleged act of sexual misconduct in his past.

Dr. Richard Odegaard resigned Thursday night after just six months as the superintendent of Riverside Christian Schools.

Parents in the district went public with their concerns over a scandal in Odegaard's past, saying the school board had refused to meet with them. They say they learned through a private investigator that Odegaard had admitted to an act of sexual misconduct with a student 34 years ago.

In 2006, Odegaard resigned from another school over similar allegations, which investigators determined to be unfounded.