A Whitman, Massachusetts school teacher is being investigated for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a student.
Whitman police said they were notified on Wednesday of alleged inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student at Duval Elementary School. They said the teacher was immediately placed on paid administrative leave.
An investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.
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Jeffrey Szymaniak, superintendent of the Whitman-Hanson school district, issued a statement saying that Duval Elementary School Principal Darlene Foley was informed of "an allegation of misconduct" by a staff member on Wednesday, and immediately contacted central office administration and the school resource officer.
"A positive learning environment and the safety of all members of our school community are a priority in the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District," Szymaniak said. "The District appreciates its strong working relationship with both the Whitman and Hanson Public Safety departments to ensure the well-being of our community."