Gebhart resigns position with Fayetteville Public Schools

Barry Gebhart

Benton County Jail

Barry Gebhart has resigned his position as athletic director for the Fayetteville school district, it was announced Friday.

Gebhart, who had been with the district since 1986, was arrested earlier this week in Rogers in connection with felony charges of Internet stalking of a child.

According to a statement issued Tuesday, Gebhart’s resignation was received and accepted by the school district, effective immediately, on Friday, Oct. 25.

“We have taken every step available to us under Arkansas law to deal with this situation and have followed the procedures to the letter, including the Arkansas Teacher Fair Dismissal Act,” said Fayetteville superintendent Vicki Thomas. “It is now a police matter, and we are cooperating with them fully.”