Police investigating death of Newark High School teacher


NEWARK, N.Y. (WROC) — Newark police are investigating the death of a teacher in the village.

Shawn Flanagan, a teacher at Newark High School, was under investigation by both the Newark Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials have not disclosed why Flanagan was being investigated, only saying that he was a person of interest in a case.

Flanagan was found dead in his home after police say he did not show up for work.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (315) 331-3701. Police say the call is confidential.

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