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Miller Superintendent resigns after paternity claim

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Micheal Ruth was Superintendent of the Miller School District for 8 years before he recently resigned. Weeks before his resignation, a lawsuit involving a former student was filed against him.

While working at Miller High School, Ruth met Jacqueline St. John. She graduated in 2009, and said after graduation her relationship with Ruth turned sexual. This resulted in her getting pregnant with her now year-old daughter.

St. John claims the father of her daughter is Ruth. Ruth denies this claim and has had no contact with the child. He also has refused testing. A court notice filed Monday says Ruth has been ordered to submit a paternity test.

People in the Miller community are unsure about what happened with Ruth, but they aren't shy to express their liking for the man while he was head of their school.

"I'm sorry to lose him. You know I don't want to comment on the situation, but I liked him, and I thought he did a good job for our school, our patrons and our kids, so it's a sad situation for us," Luella Schultz said.

Miller principal Steve Schumacher is filling in as acting superintendent until the school district finds a replacement.

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