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Clarksville H.S. teacher suspended, under investigation for 'inappropriate' communication with student

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Clarksville, Ind., Community Schools has suspended a Clarksville High School teacher in the midst of allegations of "inappropriate electronic communication" with a student.

Parents learned of the personnel move by email Thursday afternoon.

"The teacher who is the subject of that investigation was immediately removed from the classroom and suspended pending further investigation. We are coordinating with the Clarksville Police Department regarding this matter. In addition, we have begun our own investigation, which remains ongoing," said superintendent Kim Knott in the statement.

Knott said she learned of the situation from Clarksville police this week.

"I want to assure you that we are taking this situation very seriously and we hold our staff to high standards. We will not condone any inappropriate behavior." Knott said in the statement. The emphases are hers.

The teacher has not been named.

Clarksville police say a separate criminal investigation is now underway; however, no criminal charges have been filed in the matter.

The full statement from Kim Knott is below:

"Dear Parents/Guardians:

"The Clarksville Police Department informed me this week of an investigation into allegations of inappropriate electronic communication between a teacher at Clarksville High School and a student.

"The teacher who is the subject of that investigation was immediately removed from the classroom and suspended pending further investigation. We are coordinating with the Clarksville Police Department regarding this matter. In addition, we have begun our own investigation, which remains ongoing.

"I want to assure you that we are taking this situation very seriously and we hold our staff to high standards. We will not condone any inappropriate behavior.

"The safety and well-being of your child is our top priority. While this is a personnel matter, I am communicating this news with you in an effort to be transparent and to let you know this matter has our full attention.

"If you have any questions, please contact my office at (812) 282-7753.

Sincerely,

Kim Knott

Superintendent

Clarksville Community Schools"

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