Collinsville teacher under investigation commits suicide

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. - Police say a Collinsville High School teacher and coach committed suicide, but there's much more to this story.

Police say the teacher knew he was being investigated for improper conduct with a female student under the age of 17 at the school.

Ron Rowden worked at the school for more than two decades as a gym teacher, driver's ed teacher, and soccer coach.

Maryville police say they found the 49-year-old dead at his home.


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