Cudahy High School staff member put on leave after incident with student

Posted at 4:16 PM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-04 00:38:00-04

A Cudahy High School staff member has been put on administrative leave after the school district learned of an incident between that person and a student.

The district sent a letter to parents explaining the move, claiming it is only dealing with allegations at this time.

The school district was limited in what it could say about the incident, but did say an investigation is underway and it may days to weeks, possibly longer.

The district also said they will not be releasing any new information until the investigation is complete. 

Students say the person on administrative leave is a teacher, who's also involved with sports at Cudahy High School.  The district hasn't confirmed any information.  We tried reaching out to the staff member on leave, but they did not come to the door. 

Below is a news release from school district:

This afternoon parents and guardians of the School District received a letter with the following information:

Yesterday, a high school staff member was placed on administrative leave as the district became aware of an incident between a student and the staff member.

Please understand, that due to privacy, we are limited to what we can legally release about the incident and will respect the privacy of all involved. It is important to keep in mind; we are dealing with allegations at this time.

Here is what we can tell you:

  • First, we always place the best interest of students and staff at the heart of our work.
  • Secondly, when we became aware of the situation we acted expediently because it potentially involves a student.
  • Third, an investigation is underway and may take several days, weeks or longer.

Our goal continues to be fostering a healthy and safe environment for all students and staff.

The District will not release any further information until the investigation is complete.

Parents are left with a lot of questions. 

"It worries me.  It concerns me very much because as an adult you know you know what you're doing, it's just not it's not acceptable," said parent Cassandra McGeary.

"I'm scared of the kids, for their safety, can't trust anybody.  I think teachers should have a responsibility to keep them safe," said parent Sara Grubb.

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