Brother of Meghan Marohn Speaks: Situation at Shaker High Caused ‘A lot of Heartache’
4 weeks into the disappearance of Shaker teacher Meghan Marohn, her brother talked about a school situation that was affecting her before she vanished.
“I do know that what happened at school caused her a lot of heartache. The school gave her paid leave until the end of the school year." Peter Naple, Brother of Meghan Marohn spoke to a Mass news outlet
It's been over 4 weeks now since the disappearance of Delmar native, and Shaker High School English teacher Meghan Marohn went missing in the Berkshires.
Her brother Peter Naple has been the point person throughout, keeping her name in the news by posting the latest information on the search, as well as by responding to most people's comments, questions, and queries.
A few days after her March 27th disappearance, he created the website FindMeghanMarohn.com, but lately, the information sharing has been few and far between.
But on Monday, speaking exclusively to Western Mass News, Naple spoke out on the frustrating search for his sister, while also explaining a little bit about her headspace before she made her way out to the Berkshires for a little peace and tranquility - something he hadn't done until now.
It's been documented that Meghan, an English teacher at Shaker High School in Latham, was dealing with some issues at school before she checked into the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge.
“I don’t know the full story,” he told Western Mass News. “I do know that what happened at school caused her a lot of heartache. The school gave her paid leave until the end of the school year."
Western Mass News reached out to Shaker High officials who responded with the following message:
“We continue to keep Ms. Marohn and her family in our hearts and minds. She is a valued and loved member of our school community. The district continues to provide counselors, social workers, and psychologists to assist any student in need.”
Naple, the last known person to have contact with the missing North Colonie teacher, recently created a GoFundMe, hoping to apply the funds to the continuing search effort for Meghan, including hiring a private investigator.
Here's what we know about her disappearance so far
- On Saturday, March 26, 10th-grade English teacher Meghan Marohn drove from her hometown of Latham to Stockbridge, MA.
- Marohn, a poet, who also enjoys nature and hikes, checked into the Red Lion Motel upon arrival.
- Sources say she may have been upset about some personal things but that it wasn’t unlike her to take spontaneous trips alone.
- The last time anyone heard from Meghan was later that evening on the 26th when she called her brother, Peter. According to sources, she told him she was reading a book and enjoying a bowl of soup in her room.
- She was reported missing 3 days later on March 29th.
- Meghan’s black 2017 Subaru Impreza was found abandoned on Church Street in the parking lot of Janet Longcope, a 46-acre park in South Lee
- Witnesses told the police that her parked car had been there for two days.
Meghan’s phone last pinged on Sunday, March 27th at approximately 3 pm.
- Authorities determined that she did not get on the hiking trail where they found her car.
- In a strange twist, according to Berkshire Eagle, Meghan crossed the street and walked in the opposite direction toward a rural residential area where the signal eventually cut off.
- It's been confirmed that the Albany County Sheriff's have joined the search. Last week they helped MA police navigate some really difficult terrain near where they found Marohn's parked car.
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