Substitute teacher at Seton LaSalle arrested, accused of inappropriate contact with a student

MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. — A substitute teacher at Seton LaSalle Catholic High School has been arrested following a ChildLine tip earlier this week.

Damon Michael Gall, 24, of Canonsburg, is charged with institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors and indecent assault.

The Mount Lebanon Police Department said that they received a ChildLine report on Wednesday from a mandated reporter who said an individual employed at the time as a substitute teacher at Seton LaSalle had unwanted and inappropriate contact with a student.

Mount Lebanon detectives worked with school officials and law enforcement partners to investigate the complaint.

Police said during the investigation, they compiled enough evidence to charge Gall.

Authorities said Gall previously worked in the Ringgold School District in Washington County. The Washington County District Attorney’s Office was notified.

If you have any information related to this incident, please contact the Mt. Lebanon Police Department at 412-343-4095.

The Diocese of Pittsburgh provided the following statement to Channel 11:

“Seton LaSalle Catholic High School received an allegation from a student about inappropriate conduct from a substitute teacher. School administrators followed policy by immediately filing a Pennsylvania ChildLine report, and immediately suspending the teacher. Police were notified and investigated. The high school remains in full cooperation with the investigation. In light of the allegation, and information gained from police, the substitute teacher’s employment has been terminated.

“The safety of our students is our utmost priority, and Seton LaSalle follows all safety protocol in hiring the people who will be around our students. The school’s administrative team, counselors, and support staff are available for students and staff.”

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