School district looking into accusation that teacher had inappropriate electronic communication with a student

Franklin teacher on leave for alleged inappropriate communication with student

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating the case after Franklin police determined that the alleged inappropriate electronic communication did not occur in its jurisdiction.

Chief Deputy Barry Riley confirmed the sheriff’s office is investigating the case, but declined to release any more information.

INITIAL REPORT: 

A first-year Franklin High School teacher was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday for allegedly having inappropriate electronic communications with a student.

Superintendent Michael Sander told this news outlet that administrators learned of the allegation after the school day on Monday. Sander said administrators met early Tuesday morning to conduct an initial investigation of the allegations that prompted the teacher being placed on leave.

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Sander said the district is continuing its investigation and has contacted the Franklin Police Department about the allegations.

Sander declined further comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

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