Well, that didn't take long.
Less than 24 hours after the Westerville City School District placed a teacher on administrative leave for appearing in a disturbing YouTube video in which he's hitting on a girl he believed was 15, Justin Thomas Christoff cleared out his locker today and resigned.
The Sussi Report first broke this story on Thursday.
The video, Catching Predators on Omegle, posted on YouTube on October 22, shows the 32-year-old math teacher and assistant varsity football and track coach gushing over the girl who informed the married Christoff she was just 15. According to the video, the girl is actually 19.
Like the former titillating NBC Dateline show, To Catch a Predator, young women go on Omegle, a popular chat website, pretend to be underage, record conversations with older men hitting them, and post the videos on YouTube.
Christoff bought it hook, line and sinker. Here is part of their conversation.
Christoff: You've ever been with an older guy?
Girl: No, not really.
Christoff: So, what are some of your turn-ons?
Girl: Probably hands; I really like hands.
Christoff: Are my hands good? (Shows girl his hands).
Girl: Yeah, I love your hands.
Christoff: You do, huh? What would you want me to do with my hands?
Girl: I don't know.
Christoff: I wouldn't mind holding you in my hands.
Girl: You want to hold hands with me?
Christoff: Yeah, well, I'll hold your hand, hold your body.
Girl: My body?
Christoff: Yeah, hold it in my hands, up and down you.
Upon learning about the video just days ago, Westerville City School District says it immediately launched an investigation and contacted both the Westerville Division of Police and Ohio Dept. of Education.
"The conversation captured in this video is disturbing," said Supt. Dr. John Kellogg. "The immediacy of our school and district leadership teams to address this situation resulted in a quick resolution."
According to his personnel file, Westerville Central High School hired the former Otterbein University football standout in August 2017 at a yearly salary of $41,120.
You may wonder if anything is alarming in Christoff's personnel file, and the answer is no. See for yourselves.
Watch the chat in its entirety.
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