WHITEWATER, Wis. (WITI) -- A high school English teacher admits to repeatedly defecating in a public park.
FOX6 News found Jeffrey Churchwell preparing to leave Natureland Park in Whitewater on Thursday, Jan. 2.
The longtime Milton School District teacher had nothing to say about the disturbing and disgusting behavior he's accused of -- requesting privacy before getting into his car and driving away.
Natureland Park is the same park he's accused of defecating in for more than two years. The Walworth County Public Works Department had to sometimes clean up his mess five days a week -- multiple times a day.
The feces were found in the open. The problem got so bad, the department installed a trail camera to catch the culprit -- eventually gathering images of Churchwell and his car.
When confronted by authorities, Churchwell reportedly said he did it for convenience and to be disrespectful. In the same parking lot where FOX6 News ran into him, there is a working public restroom.
Authorities say Churchwell agreed to pay a fine of more than $6,000.
The Milton School District says Churchwell is on leave and is set to retire Jan. 16.