ROCORI School District superintendent arrested for indecent exposure
WAITE PARK, Minn. (KMSP) - The superintendent of the ROCORI School District in central Minnesota was arrested Wednesday for exposing himself on multiple occasions to employees at a gas station.
Scott Staska, 56, of Cold Spring was booked into the Stearns County Jail on misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure.
The most recent incident occurred early Sunday morning at a Kwik Trip in Waite Park. Surveillance video showed Staska exposing himself to employees at the gas station shortly after midnight, according to police.
An investigation revealed Staska had exposed himself at the same Kwik Trip at least four other times since December. Police say they do not know why the previous incidents were not reported sooner, but they have no information that minors were present during any of the incidents.
ROCORI School Board Chair Kara Habben said the district is aware of the impending criminal charges. She confirmed Staska is on a paid leave of absence from his position as superintendent.
Habben said it is her understanding that the incidents do not involve any school district students or other staff members. The school district has not had any complaints about Staska since he started working as superintendent during the 2002-2003 school year.
Staska was recently named a finalist for the superintendent position at Moorhead Area Public Schools.
The ROCORI School District is cooperating with law enforcement on the investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding the incidents is asked to contact the Waite Park Police Department at 320-251-3281.