Allegations of misconduct have prompted an investigation into members of a Worcester, Massachusetts, charter school's cheerleading coaching staff, according to a statement from the school.
Administrators at the Abby Kelley Foster Charter School have launched an investigation into members of its cheerleading coaching staff, following the allegations of misconduct.
The school did not elaborate on the specific nature of those misconduct allegations.
Several coaches at the school have been placed on administrative leave, pending the results of the investigation, while the cheering program has apparently been suspended until this can be sorted out.
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The executive director of Abby Kelley Foster Charter School said in a statement that outside counsel has been hired to conduct an investigation. They may consider further action once that outside investigation is complete.
The school said because of the confidential nature of the matter, no other information is available at this time.
"We strive for our school community to be one where our charter virtues, especially respect and honesty, are valued," a statement from Executive Director Heidi Paluk said. "Our students' safety and wellbeing are paramount and guide our school policies and behavioral codes. We do not tolerate violations of these standards."
A spokesperson for the Worcester Police Department confirmed that the agency investigated the allegations and found nothing that warranted criminal charges.
It’s unclear how long this investigation is expected to last.