Middle School Teacher Under Criminal Investigation

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A Powell County teacher is under investigation tonight by the school, social services and Kentucky State Police, but so far they are not releasing any details.

A letter was sent home with about 100 sixth graders at Powell County Middle School on Tuesday.

27 NEWSFIRST obtained a copy on the letter which says;

"Dear Parent/Guardian of 6th Grade Students,

A situation has come to our attention pertaining to one of your
child's teachers. This teacher will not be returning to school until a
complete investigation has been conducted by Kentucky State Police.

School personnel will not be able to discuss this situation with you at
this time.

Thank you for your cooperation."

The letter was signed Superintendent Evelyn Neely and Principal Karen Rose.

School officials will not elaborate on the nature of the crime in question or the allegations made against the sixth grade teacher.

27 NEWSFIRST also spoke with police who say they are still gathering evidence and so far no one has been charged with any crime.

The teacher has been asked not to set foot on school property and has been suspended without pay while the investigation continues.

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