Sheriff: Ross Schools employee no longer a suspect in sexual misconduct allegation

A report of sexual misconduct against a Ross Local Schools employee resulted in a Butler County Sheriff’s Office investigation that began Thursday. But the implicated employee is now not a suspect, according to sheriff’s detectives.

This afternoon, the sheriff’s office said the staff member cooperated fully with the investigation.

But the investigation is ongoing, according to the sheriff’s office.

“We take these allegations very seriously and the investigation will continue, to assure an appropriate outcome,” said Sheriff Richard Jones.

In a statement released today, Ross School Superintendent Chad Konkle said, “It was brought to our attention on the afternoon of Thursday, November 18, 2021, that an allegation of misconduct was made against one of our employees. The matter has been turned over to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office for investigation. The safety of our students and staff remains a top priority and It is our policy is to place the employee in question on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.”

Deputies responded to an elementary school in Ross on Thursday and spoke with a mother who stated her daughter told her that morning about an incident that happened the day before. She stated her daughter said an employee opened the stall door in the bathroom on Wednesday and touched her inappropriately, according to the report.

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