Charges against former Taylor ISD employee John Wuensche have been cleared.
In January, Wuensche was arrested and charged with theft by a public servant, a third-degree felony. He was the maintenance director at Taylor ISD. Wuensche was accused of selling scrap metal including copper, aluminum and iron, for a total of about $7,500. According to the arrest affidavit, this had been happening since 2011.
According to Wuensche's lawyer, Chris Gunter, those charges have been cleared from Wuensche's record.
"The Williamson County Grand Jury thoroughly reviewed the case and elected not to formally charge him with any crimes," Gunter said.
Aside from the day he spent in jail upon arrest, Wuensche will have no other punishment for the allegations.
"The case that the Taylor PD filed against him will not be pursued," Gunter said. "He will not incur any consequences other than, unfortunately, he lost his job at the school district."
Gunter said it was a shame that the district fired Wuensche without a thorough investigation.
"He's a good man. He worked for the school district forever, and was an excellent employee," Gunter said.
Gunter said Wuensche was accused of a crime for doing something that had been going on for years prior to becoming a supervisor at the district.
Gunter said other departments accumulated scrap metal, and would sell the metal and put the money in a kitty to use for school related items.
"There was nothing inappropriate about what transpired," Gunter said.