A high school athletic director resigned after investigators accused him of allowing students to drink at his home and of letting a 16-year-old girl spend the night.

Rick Roe, 28, apparently has moved from the Western Benewah School District near Plummer to his hometown of Moses Lake, Wash., and could not be reached for comment on the allegations.But Superintendent Harold Walker said Roe was notified Jan. 25 that the school board would air at a public hearing the results of a sheriff's investigation of allegations stemming from a party at his home last December.

No criminal charges have been filed against Roe.

The school board accepted the resignation Feb. 6, and Walker said he was relieved because two months of gossip and arguments in the school have divided the community.

"We had some parents who said, `You finally get a good coach and you're trying to get rid of him,' " Walker said. "But if we hadn't done anything, there would have been a community outcry. I'm glad it's over, but I would've been happier if it had never occurred."

Roe was hired last August as athletic director and football coach after working as a substitute in Moses Lake.

Roe took Plummer's team to the A-4 eight-man football playoffs last fall and became a popular figure on campus and in the community.

He apparently opened his home to students and at one point was warned not to have female students in his home without adequate supervision, Walker said.