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East Penn parent happy with Julian Stolz resignation


Parent happy with Stolz resignation

EMMAUS, Pa. - East Penn School Board member Julian Stolz announced Tuesday he will resign. He said he will turn in his letter of resignation at the next school board meeting.

At Monday night's school board meeting, four people spoke in front of the board demanding Stolz resign.

Hillary Smith is one of those people. She is a mother of three who has been wanting to see Stolz off the school board for months. She spoke with 69 News Tuesday after Stolz announced he would resign.

"I actually called for his resignation back in March," Smith said.

"I actually was sick to my stomach when I had seen what he was doing. I literally felt like I was going to throw up," said Smith.

Stolz said he is resigning because an anonymous blog went too far. The blog used the 25 year-old's words against him and showed images of Stolz' Twitter account where he made comments that could be interpreted as racist, sexist, bigoted and in extremely poor taste.

Stolz told 69 News, "The lesson learned here is a lesson that everyone should learn. Be careful what you post online and in public because you will be judged for it."

The blog has also focused on his membership on a teen-oriented website he says he joined in high school as well as allegations that he was involved in a relationship with a 15-year-old Emmaus High School student when he was a 20-year-old school board director.

"I'm really grateful he did the right thing and if he's not actually guilty of breaking the law, I wish him well and I hope he finds something to do with his life going forward," said Smith. "It's a good chapter put behind us."

Stolz also announced he is resigning as a member of the Lehigh County Republican Committee.

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