(FOX 9) ST. JOSEPH, Minn. – Parents in Cold Spring met about the man who is considered a ‘person of interest’ in the disappearance case of Jacob Wetterling. He was announced as the new music teacher at a St. Boniface school.
5-year-old Ava Stalboerger’s mom, Melissa, isn’t happy that the new music teacher at a St. Boniface school is the same man police believe is connected to Wetterling’s disappearance in 1989.
“Just given the fact that they would put him in a situation where children are involved concerns me immensely,” said Stalboerger.
For the past 32 years, the man whose family farm was searched in connection to Wetterling’s disappearance, has taught sixth grade band at district schools. Due to layoffs, the district moved him to St. Boniface.
After three days of digging at the family farm, police still call the 54-year-old man a person of interest.
Superintendent Scott Staska says that from the district’s perspective, the man has been investigated a lot and nothing has come through. He says the recent search in June wasn’t any different from any other in the past years.
Dozens of parent got together at a nearby park to talk about the teacher. They found out last week through an email that he would be the new new teacher.
Parents Meet About Wetterling Person of Interest
Updated: Thursday, 26 Aug 2010, 12:30 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010, 10:09 PM CDT