Loudon County teacher investigated for relationship with student

Loudon County teacher investigated for relationship with student

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This is not the first time a teacher at Greenback School has been investigated for having an inappropriate relationship. This is not the first time a teacher at Greenback School has been investigated for having an inappropriate relationship.
Loudon County Director of Schools Jason Vance says the investigation was opened Monday. Loudon County Director of Schools Jason Vance says the investigation was opened Monday.

By MONA NAIR
6 News Reporter

LENOIR CITY (WATE) - A female teacher in the Loudon County school system is under investigation after allegations were made of an inappropriate relationship with one of her students.

Loudon County Director of Schools Jason Vance says the investigation was opened Monday.

The teacher in question has not been named publicly. Vance would only say the teacher is female and employed at Greenback School.

She is accused of having a relationship with a male student.

Vance says he was approached by parents over the weekend about the matter.

"They alluded to the fact the one of our teachers may have been having an inappropriate relationship with one of our students. I understand this happened off-campus," Vance explained.

This is not the first time a teacher at this school has been investigated for having an inappropriate relationship.

Greenback School teacher Amy Kennedy was investigated in 2009 for exchanging inappropriate text messages with students.

Then in March 2013, another Greenback teacher, Angela Masingo, was slapped with child sex charges over inappropriate Facebook messages to a high school student.

"I think they need to do a little bit better screening their teachers," said Mike Mullins, a parent.

Law enforcement is assisting the school system with its investigation.

Vance says if there is any truth to the allegations, district administrators will need to work with staff at the school.

"Probably bring in law enforcement and legal counsel to talk about what teachers should do, and how teachers should act and respond to children," Vance said.

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