INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO POSSIBLE “UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT” BETWEEN BHS STAFFER, STUDENT

  

An investigation is underway into whether a Brenham High School faculty member was involved in improper conduct with a student.

In a letter sent Tuesday to parents at the school, district officials said an unnamed staff member is no longer employed there, and a report of the alleged behavior has been made to authorities after an internal investigation.

School officials said the staffer was not fired, and no charges have been filed.

The letter from Brenham High School Principal Joe Chandler reads administration has “received information that a Brenham High School staff member may have engaged in unprofessional conduct with a student”.

The district says it will “cooperate with state and local agencies to the fullest extent permitted by law”.  It says state and federal laws prohibit the district from revealing “personally identifiable student information, as well as confidential personnel information”.

The letter concludes with the district saying it “takes every allegation of educator misconduct seriously”, and “will take all measures necessary to ensure our students are educated in a safe and nurturing environment”.

Brenham Police Sergeant Jason Derrick confirmed police began their investigation May 17th, and are working with the School Resource Officer.  He said the name of the former staff member and the details of the offense would not be released, as police are still trying to determine the nature of the offense.

You can read the full letter sent to parents here.

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