The former longtime superintendent of the Rocori School District was charged Wednesday in Stearns County District Court with 10 counts of indecent exposure.
Scott Staska, 56, of Cold Spring, Minn., was arrested in March, accused of exposing himself by unzipping his pants while in two Kwik Trip stores. In the criminal complaint, police said he had exposed himself at gas stations in Waite Park and St. Cloud at least 10 other times since last May — all misdemeanor offenses.
Police met with Staska on March 21 to show him surveillance videos of one of the incidents, and Staska admitted that it was him, according to the criminal complaint.
School officials have indicated that they've heard of no similar accusations against Staska involving students or staff in the district.
Staska was put on paid administrative leave after his arrest and he resigned last week. A family member told the Star Tribune last month that Staska "has a lot of medical issues" but didn't elaborate.
Staska had been among six finalists to be the next superintendent of the Moorhead School District, but he withdrew from consideration.
John Thein, a former superintendent for Roseville schools, was named the interim leader of Rocori, which has about 2,000 students from Rockville, Cold Spring and Richmond.
Staska, who became district superintendent in 2002, had previously earned praise for his handling of a 2003 school shooting that left two students dead — Minnesota's first fatal school shooting. He was named the state's top superintendent in 2010 by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators.