School Employee Investigated Over Incident With Student in Fallon

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Updated: 4/26/2013 1:20 pm
FALLON, Nev. (KRNV & --Fallon Police and the Churchill County School District investigated an incident involving a school employee and a student at Churchill County High School last month.

According to Bus Scharmann, Superintendent of Churchill County School District, the District received a phone call last month from an anonymous person, saying an employee of Churchill County High School was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student at the high school.

Scharmann says the District took immediate action and placed the employee (who held a classified position, but was not a licensed teacher) on administrative leave with pay for two weeks. The District then alerted Fallon Police of the incident.

Churchill County School District did their own investigation, and found that violations had taken place against school policies and procedures. The investigation, though, did not reveal any sexual relationship between the student and school employee. The employee in question was then placed on administrative leave with no pay for five days. 

The employee is now back working at the school with restrictions, pending the outcome of an investigation by Fallon Police. The Fallon Police Department told News 4 that their investigation is finished and there are no charges forthcoming towards the school's employee. Police also said that they were unable to substantiate any criminal act or wrongdoing on the part of the employee.

The school district has counseled the student and the student’s family, and the student’s family is satisfied with the outcome of the District’s investigation, according to Scharmann.

The District said they cannot give the gender of the employee or student or details of their investigation and what violations the employee committed.

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