LISBON — Regional School Unit 2 Superintendent Cheri Towle said Wednesday that Richmond French teacher Patrick Gallogly is on administrative leave following his arrest last week in Lisbon.

Lisbon Police Chief Marc Hagan said police arrested Gallogly on Nov. 5 and charged him with domestic violence assault and domestic violence terrorizing. He was taken to Androscoggin County Jail.

Court documents state he has been charged with aggravated assault, a Class B felony punishable by up to 10 years incarceration and a $20,000 fine. He is also charged with domestic violence terrorizing, a Class D misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days incarceration and a $2,000 fine.

Gallogly is listed on the RSU 2 website as a French teacher at Richmond Middle School and High School.

“RSU 2 is aware of Patrick Gallogly’s arrest,” Towle told The Times Record. “He has been placed on administrative leave pending the open investigation. RSU 2 will continue to work with authorities during the investigation and ensure the safety and well-being of our children, faculty and community.”

Gallogly made his initial appearance in Lewiston District Court on Nov. 6 and is scheduled to appear in court again Feb. 21.

Gallogly was released from Androscoggin County Jail on Nov. 7 after posting his bail, which was $560 according to the jail. Court documents show he is prohibited from having any contact with the alleged victim and isn’t allowed to possess weapons.

Towle sent an email to Richmond families Wednesday alerting them of Gallogly’s arrest, which the school department learned of on Nov. 6.

In the letter to parents, Towle writes that Gallogly was placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.

According to meeting minutes for the RSU 2 school board, Gallogly was appointed early this year as the assistant track coach at Richmond High School and as the school’s junior varsity girls soccer coach this summer. He is still listed as the JV girls soccer coach on the Richmond Bobcats Athletics website.

Towle said in an email that she couldn’t say how long Gallogly has worked for the school department because she was out of the office Wednesday and didn’t have access to personnel records.

RSU 2 serves the towns of Richmond, Monmouth, Hallowell, Farmingdale and Dresden.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS 800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.

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