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Springville High teacher accused of making inappropriate remarks to students resigns

Posted at 5:44 PM, Mar 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-01 11:58:36-04

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — A longtime Springville High School teacher and coach has resigned from his position amid a Nebo School District investigation into allegations that he made inappropriate comments to students and also engaged in unwanted physical contact.

Earlier this week, former Springville High student Tiffany Shurtliff uploaded a pair of videos to YouTube in which she accused Dan Money of harassing her about her appearance when she was a student at the school.

“It’s still really uncomfortable to talk about,” Shurtliff said.

“He started talking to me but not to my face. He talked straight to my breasts,” she said.

In the videos, which Shurtliff posted Sunday, she recounts what she says happened while Money taught drivers’ education.

“He would say super condescending things about my body and intelligence," she said. "I usually muted them out, but I remember one when he said so vividly, ‘If you weren’t so skinny, those shorts would look so much better on you.’”

Shurtliff also accuses Money of touching her inappropriately on the thigh and neck.

The accusations mirror comments posted on an online petition on demanding Money’s firing. It generated more than 3,500 signatures by Monday afternoon.

Shurtliff was among a large group of current and former students who protested outside the schoolMonday morning, demanding district administration to take the allegations seriously.

FOX 13's attempts to reach Money for response were unsuccessful.

The Nebo School District told FOX 13 that Money had his attorney present when he resigned, and an investigation that was launched Monday will continue to look into the allegations made by current and former students.