Teacher suspended for alleged misconduct

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By Jennifer Caldwell

A Jellico High School teacher has been placed on leave pending an inquiry into his alleged misconduct with a student.

Allegations of the male teacher’s improper relations with a 17- year- old female student surfaced when the girl’s mother met with Clayton Ray, secondary supervisor, on Monday, according to Dr. Michael Martin, director of schools.

During the meeting the concerned parent produced phone records, which allegedly included text messages of an inappropriate nature between the two, Martin said.

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Department has also been made aware of the situation.  And while no criminal investigation is open at this time, Captain Don Farmer said the department is currently making inquiries into the allegations as well.

Martin said he is not taking the situation lightly and will do what is necessary to help authorities bring closure to this situation.

“This is a serious incident. I will do all in my power to keep children safe. We are cooperating fully with investigating officers,” Martin said.