MILWAUKEE -- A 4th grade MPS teacher has been accused of sexually assaulting a student.
Prosecutors say Timothy Malloy, a teacher at Whitman Elementary School, assaulted the student at least 50 times, beginning in 6th grade and continuing until she was 13. The student is now 14 years old.
Malloy will be back in court next month. He faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted.
MPS issued the following statement to TODAY'S TMJ4:
MPS is cooperating with the Milwaukee Police Department regarding an allegation involving a staff member at Whitman and families have been notified, the staff member has been placed on unpaid leave pending a final resolution to the matter, and a substitute teacher is now in the classroom. Because there are ongoing investigations by MPD and MPS, we cannot comment further.
The district conducts background checks on every employee before that employment is finalized. You can search the MPS website for Board Policy 6.15 regarding background checks. There is also a policy that defines inappropriate relationships; that is 6.36 and can be found on our website, too. The district’s employee handbook is also available online and discusses both of the areas you have questions about.