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MILTON — A Milton School District English teacher retiring later this month will pay $6,070 for defecating on buildings in a public park for more than two years.

Jeffrey S. Churchwell, 60, of Elkhorn, has been defecating  — sometimes several times per day — outside of and on a building at Natureland Park in the Rock County town of Whitewater since 2017, according to Walworth County Sheriff’s Office reports obtained by The (Janesville) Gazette through an open records request.

Churchwell was cited for disorderly conduct and agreed to pay a $365 fine plus $5,705 in restitution to the county Public Works Department, which cleaned the messes, according to the reports.

The school board approved the high school English teacher’s retirement as part of a Dec. 18 staffing report. The approval came after a closed session to consider a staff employment/retirement issue.

Churchwell has worked for the district since August 1990. His retirement takes effect Jan. 16.

According to the reports, a sheriff’s deputy met with Brent Brooks at the Walworth County Highway Shop on Oct. 8 about a complaint that someone had been defecating on a park building and leaving used toilet paper behind.