SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Spartanburg County School District One confirmed a teacher was placed on administrative leave and has since resigned from his position following allegations of inappropriate conduct.
District officials said in a statement the teacher taught at Mabry Middle School and the superintendent has also placed the school principal on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
Below is the statement from Spartanburg County School District One:
“The District is aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by a teacher at Mabry Middle School. Due to the ongoing internal and law enforcement investigation, we are limited in the details that we can share, however, we can confirm that the teacher involved was placed on administrative leave and has since resigned his position.
The superintendent had some concerns about the timeliness and investigative procedures as it relates to the student complaint, and as a result, the principal has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation. The district wants to assure our parents, students, and community that any and all allegations of inappropriate conduct are taken very seriously and appropriate steps are being taken to address this situation.
Spartanburg One places the safety and welfare of its students ahead of all other interests, and will take all necessary actions to safeguard the physical, emotional and educational well-being of all students.”– Spartanburg County School District One
According to Inman Police Chief Keith Tucker, his department is investigating the inappropriate conduct allegation.
Tucker said parents reported concerns about a P.E. teacher at the school.
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