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Teacher placed on leave, accused of improper relationship with student

Posted at 2:56 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 15:56:47-04

CHILTON, TX  — A Chilton ISD teacher was placed on administrative leave after the district said she had an alleged improper relationship with a student.

The district said they have been made aware of an alleged improper relationship between a female teacher and a male student. They said given the nature of the accusation, the teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the district's investigation.

As the district administrative proceeded with the investigation, it became evident that the incident exceeded the district's capabilities.

The district notified law enforcement to conduct a more thorough investigation to determine the criminal charges.

The district said they are also fulfilling any requirements to notify the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) due to the incident.

Chilton ISD is handling any known violations of district policy and unethical behavior as specified by law and sanctioned by district policy.

The law enforcement investigation is ongoing. The district said they will remain available to answer any questions or concerns that may come up.

However, they said that given the sensitive personnel issue, and they will be limited on the questions that they can answer.

The district said when allegations of an inappropriate relationships arise, they will take immediate action.

Chilton ISD is cooperating with all investigating agencies.