Affton high school employee suspended after allegations of inappropriate conduct

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -  An Affton high school employee is on leave while police and school officials investigate an allegation of inappropriate conduct with a student.  Neither police nor the school have released any more information. But, the school says it will not tolerate such misconduct.

Statement from the Affton School Distrct:

"On Wednesday, Nov. 5, administrators at Affton High School received a report that a district employee was having alleged inappropriate conduct with a student. Although Affton School District cannot provide specific information regarding any student or personnel matter, we can confirm that the district does not tolerate such misconduct and that standard procedure upon receiving this type of report is to immediately place the employee on leave pending completion of an investigation and, if appropriate, to secure the employee’s separation from the district. The district also uniformly and immediately reports such allegations to the appropriate authorities.

Affton School District can confirm that it is currently cooperating in an investigation with the St. Louis County Police regarding an employee, and that the investigation has not been completed. The district will continue to follow its normal practice and procedure in cooperating with authorities during the investigation. Once the investigation has been completed, the district and authorities will disclose any additional information that may be appropriate and permitted or required by law.

Affton School District’s first and most important priority is to provide the best education and learning environment possible for our students. However, this cannot be accomplished without a safe and secure educational environment. Therefore, students and parents should be assured that the district has strict policies and regulations prohibiting inappropriate conduct toward students, provides continuing training and monitoring regarding such policies, and always takes prompt and appropriate action upon receiving reports of any violation of those policies. Accordingly, all investigations and decisions, whether involving the current matter or any other, have been and will be made with the best interests of our students as the first priority."