Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a complaint made by a Campbell County High School student against a teacher. This comes after a request from the 8th Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler.
The teacher has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of investigations being conducted by the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and TBI according to the Campbell County director of schools.
The District will not tolerate any behavior that creates an unsafe or uncomfortable classroom environment for our students. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for all of our students and will take appropriate action based on the outcome of the investigations.Jennifer Fields, Director of Schools – Campbell County Schools
Fields shared with WATE that the allegations of inappropriate language and physical contact against the teacher came to light after a student reported the incidents to the administration. The district is “fully cooperating with both DCS and TBI in their investigations.”
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On Dec. 16, 2022, there was a meeting conducted between the student, their parents, the school principal and the SRO “to discuss the nature of the complaint” according to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with additional information.