UPDATE: Grafton teacher under investigation for 'inappropriate relationship' with student
GRAFTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- UPDATE: Days before the new school year is set to start, a Grafton High School teacher quit his job amid a scandal.
According to Grafton Police, the teacher had an inappropriate relationship with a student.
The District notified parents in a letter Tuesday morning. It reads in part, “On the afternoon of August 21, 2019, the District become aware of the allegations...At that time, the District contacted law enforcement and immediately launched an internal investigation.”
The teacher resigned soon after. Police aren’t naming the teacher involved because the teacher hasn’t been charged.
A parent, who asked to remain anonymous, reached out to CBS 58 regarding the allegations. “He was a really cool teacher to have, he was laid-back, he was younger, so I think maybe kids could identify with him easier than maybe older teachers.”
The parent claims to have brought forth concerns regarding the teacher to school leaders in the past, and says they went ignored.
“He could have been hanging out with students outside of school, which in that case that I brought forth, would not have been in the least bit appropriate.”
In the letter to parents, District superintendent Jeff Nelson said they are “shocked and angry about the allegations.”
The Ozaukee District Attorney is looking into possible criminal charges against the teacher.
GRAFTON, Wis. (CBS 58) --The Grafton Police Department is investigating allegations of an inappropriate teacher-student relationship involving a Grafton High School staff member.
The department was notified on August 22, according to a press release, and the teacher has since resigned.
Police say there is no danger to students at this time.
The department continues to investigate and work with the Ozaukee District Attorney in determining possible criminal charges.