Grand Rapids Community College has terminated the employment of professor Timothy Koets following charges of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in connection to the death of his autistic teen son.
Koets was placed on paid leave after being arrested on campus grounds in Oct. 2019 and was subsequently fired Jan. 28, 2020. The GRCC Board of Trustees released the agenda for their meeting held Monday, Feb. 17 wherein it listed Koets’ separation from the college.
GRCC declined to give additional information regarding the matter.
“It would be inappropriate at this time to discuss additional details about his departure due to an ongoing criminal investigation,” read a statement from GRCC Director of Communications Dave Murray.
Charges have also been filed against Koets’ wife, Michelle Koets. The couple has been accused of refilling prescription for the drug Ritalin intended for their son, Samual Koets, after his death.