FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend released a statement saying that a "large number of inappropriate video clips, none involving nudity, were discovered on the computer of Mr. Matthew Lindsay."
Thursday night Lindsay sent us a quote via text stating: "Been advised to be quiet. Cannot help what people wish to believe. The day may come when I may share my ups and downs."
As we were the first station to report the story Wednesday night on MyFox Fort Wayne at 10, the diocese released more information confirming in its statement that they were made aware of the inappropriate videos last Wednesday evening.
The statement goes on to say that diocesan and school officials immediately began an investigation resulting in the termination of Lindsay on Sunday, September 16th. The matter was then reported to law enforcement, and evidence collected by school officials was turned over to police.
"According to our judgment (the school and the diocese), the apparent surreptitious taking of video clips of students and other persons of the type taken by Mr. Lindsay constituted a violation of our ethical standards and policies, and thus mandated the immediate dismissal of Mr. Lindsay. Further disclosures regarding the contents of the videos will be up to law enforcement officials," part of the statement read.
"Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades stated: 'I know that this matter has been the subject of much speculation in the media and in the community. Because of the concerns of all involved, we have tried to proceed carefully and honestly, though under intense public pressure. My primary concern is the welfare of our students, the community of Bishop Luers High School, and the integrity of our actions. This whole affair has caused turmoil for many people. I ask for your prayers for the Bishop Luers community and for all involved in this very sad affair.'"
Indiana's NewsCenter first broke the story last Thursday on Sound Off that Lindsay was taking what his son, Kyle, called a medical leave of absence as Luers head football coach. Since that time, we have continued to bring you the latest details surrounding his firing and a police investigation into Lindsay.
On Wednesday, Indiana's NewsCenter was first to break the news of a criminal investigation into Lindsay by the Allen County Police Department.
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