KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The principal of Campbell County High School has been suspended without pay amid a Department of Child Services investigation, according to school system officials.
The Campbell County Director of Schools Jennifer Fields and a Board of Education member said Principal Benjamin Foust has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of a Department of Child Services investigation.
A spokesperson for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that it is involved with an investigation that began with a DCS report. The spokesperson added that they notified the Campbell County Director of Schools as the investigation involved Foust.
Foust has retained the Isaacs Law Firm, which issued a statement on his behalf.
“Our law firm has been retained by Campbell County High School Principal Benjamin Foust. Principal Foust denies any allegations of wrongdoing or inappropriate conduct. The firm is conducting a comprehensive investigation to address the accusations and are confident they’ll be resolved in the near future.”Attorney Gregory P. Isaacs
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No other details were immediately available.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated.