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Grafton High School teacher resigns after allegations of relationship with student

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Posted at 11:10 AM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 15:18:59-04

GRAFTON — A Grafton High School teacher has resigned after allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student, according to a district spokesperson.

Officials were informed of the alleged teacher-student relationship last week, according to the spokesperson.

In a letter sent to parents Tuesday morning, Superintendent Jeff Nelson said the relationship was reported to administrators Aug. 21.

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Police were contacted, and they immediately opened an investigation, according to district authorities.

The teacher initially was suspended and subsequently resigned after the allegations were brought forward.

"We are shocked and angry about the allegations of misconduct," Nelson said. "We spend our careers dedicated to the education and well being of our students."

The school district has implemented measures to ensure academic continuity and to ensure that studies aren't disrupted by serious allegations, according to officials.

The Grafton Police Department continues to investigate the incident.