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Knox County: L&N STEM Academy principals placed on leave

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Two employees were placed on leave at L&N STEM Academy.

Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas sent an email to families saying Principal Becky Ashe and Vice Principal Tim Childers were placed on leave. 

The email did not give a reason for the decision. WATE 6 On Your Side was told the school district is conducting an investigation. 

The Knoxville Police Department said it is also aware of an ongoing investigation.

Laura Boring assumed administrative duties Monday. 

Thomas says Boring has served as an assistant principal, principal and central office supervisor for Knox County. 

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