Westhill substitute charged with masturbating in school hallway

st0227stluecke-690STAMFORD — A 72-year-old substitute teacher at Westhill High School is facing multiple charges after he was allegedly masturbating in a school hallway Wednesday shortly after the school day began.

According to police, Michael Luecke was spotted lying on the floor by a paraeducator who thought he was injured. When she got closer, she realized the man had his hand in his pants and he was fully aroused, police said.

The paraeducator then yelled at Luecke and then notified school officials. Luecke then allegedly ran off, police said.

School principal Camille Figluizzi said she called police and turned over video surveillance of the incident.

Figluizzi said class was in session at the time and the students who passed by Luecke’s location in the Raynor house of the building did not seem to notice the incident.

According to police, six students passed the location while Luecke was masturbating. Police said they are currently in the process of identifying the students to determine if there’s a need for counseling.

Luecke was charged with public indecency, second-degree breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor. He was being held on a $25,000 bond.

One person tweeted from the school that the man was spotted by several people masturbating in the hallway of the school .

The substitute was dismissed immediately Wednesday, according to Figluizzi said.

Figliuzzi said there were no problems with this substitute in the past, but she also couldn’t say he was at Westhill regularly.

Substitutes are dispatched by the central district to the schools and are not hired by Westhill.

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5 Responses

  1. realsaramerica says:

    He has been a sub in Greenwich and the kids love him. Given his age, the fact that this hasn’t happened before, the totally bizarre nature of the incident and that he wasn’t even trying to hide what he was doing, I wonder if he might be suffering from some form of cognitive impairment. I know from having gone through the Alzheimer’s journey with my late father that one of the things that happens is an loss of sense of propriety. Believe me, I’m the last one to make excuses for any form of sexually inappropriate behavior around kids, but there’s something about the nature of this story (he’s just lying on the floor in the middle of the hallway?) that makes me wonder.

  2. That foghorn! says:

    Can someone please explain to me what that fellow is wearing?

  3. UniversityofStamford says:

    Never would have happened if Punky Brewster was still on TV and he was able to continue to play the role of Punky’s Dad, Henry.

    For reference:


  4. ddfa says:

    WTF… we are doomed. Seriously.