With the assistance of ATVs and K-9s, Massachusetts State Police, Lee Police Department, and first responders searched private property near Church Street in Lee on Thursday afternoon. Meghan Marohn, a 42-year-old English teacher at Shaker High School, was reported missing by police on Sunday.
Marohn went trekking in Stockbridge, Massachusetts on that day. The discovery of her abandoned vehicle, a black 2017 Subaru Impreza, on Church Street in Lee’s Longscope Park sparked a search of the neighborhood.
Peter Naple, her brother, told NEWS10 on Wednesday that he was worried about his sister. “She’s been out there for a few days that we know of, there’s been an extensive search for the last 36 hours and nothing has been turned up.”
Kathleen Skeals is the assistant superintendent of the North Colonie Central School District, which encompasses Shaker High School. Marohn has been an English teacher at the school since 2018, according to her, and she is a fantastic poet and a strong admirer of the outdoors.
“She’s an avid hiker and so she would hike a lot on her own,” Skeals said. “A little bit like Thoreau, she’s a person who loved the woods, loved nature.”
The school system sent out a message to the whole student body informing them of the teacher’s absence and giving assistance to kids and staff during this tough time. Take a look at the notice given to the school board:
We have some sad and concerning news to share. We’ve been informed that Meghan Marohn, one of our English teachers at SHS has been missing since Sunday. Her car has been located in Lee, MA and currently Lee Police, Massachusetts State Police and the Lee Fire department have been involved in the search. The search began at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday and wrapped up about 10 p.m. last night and authorities resumed the search at 9:00 a.m. this morning and it is currently continuing. Please note that local media have picked up this story and it is currently receiving news coverage.
Ms. Marohn is a resident of Bethlehem and we have been in touch and continue to communicate with the Bethlehem Police Department who are working with the mentioned local authorities. We have asked that they continue to keep us informed about the search for Ms. Marohn.
We will meet with SHS faculty after school today and will make counseling support to students and staff.
Anyone who has information about Ms. Marohn’s whereabouts has been asked to contact the Lee Police at (413) 243-5530.
The article is paraphrased from the following: Search continues Thursday for missing North Colonie teacher, Cassie Hudson, Mar 31, 2022 / 05:14 PM EDT, https://www.news10.com/news/mass-news/search-continues-thursday-for-missing-colonie-teacher/