Former Cumberland gym teacher, volunteer football coach resigned to avoid firing

This is a file image of Chris Skurka. (WLNE)

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WLNE) — Cumberland Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton said Tuesday that a Cumberland High School gym teacher resigned to avoid being fired.

Christopher Skurka was slated to be a volunteer football coach at the high school this fall.

Thornton told ABC 6 News that incident is a personal matter and that he cannot comment any further.

Skurka is also a former employee at Dean College. The college told ABC 6 he has not been employed by the school since January 2020.

No further information was immediately released.

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