Girard teacher arraigned on disorderly-conduct charge

Staff report


A Girard City Schools teacher was arraigned Tuesday in Girard Municipal Court on a misdemeanor disorderly-conduct charge.

Daniel J. Nagle, 38, of Struthers entered a not-guilty plea through his lawyer, Gerald Ingram. Ingram did not respond to requests to comment.

After police filed charges, the district placed Nagle on paid leave pending an investigation. Police responded to Girard Junior High School last month due to Nagle acting in a belligerent manner after being written up by Principal Jennifer Santangelo, according to a police report. Santangelo had filed a formal reprimand against Nagle for being late to work four times in 2016, according to files obtained by The Vindicator via a public-records request.

Nagle’s previous infractions included missing a staff meeting in January and being late to work on several occasions in 2015, according to personnel records.

The principal also reprimanded Nagle in August after students reported he had fallen asleep for about 15 minutes during class. Santangelo wrote, “Upon presentation of this information to Mr. Nagle in the office, he became disgruntled and insubordinate and began yelling.”

Nagle, who teaches seventh and eighth grade, will appear in court at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 for a pretrial hearing. He is free on a personal-recognizance bond.