NOC suspends theatre faculty member

Mike Seals - April 30, 2021 10:22 am



Late Wednesday night, April 28, Northern Oklahoma College administration became aware of allegations against a theatre faculty member on the Tonkawa campus. Law enforcement was invited to campus early Thursday morning to investigate.

Independent sources, not NOC, have confirmed that Anthony Luetkenhaus, who held the position of Director of Technical Theater, was arrested that afternoon and was suspended from this position effective April 29.

Current information is that Luetkenhaus is facing potential sexual allegations from students.

He is being transported to Newkirk for a hearing as soon as they can get the Jail Transport.

Charges are not filed but he is under arrest.

NOC President Cheryl Evans said, “The safety of our college community is among our highest priorities.”

Spokeswoman, Sheri Snyder said, “The investigation with law enforcement is ongoing, so no further comment can be provided.”



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