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Investigation of ex-Fenton Elementary employees continues

Last Modified: Monday, November 18, 2013 5:16 PM

By Doris Maricle / American Press

JENNINGS — The results of an investigation into allegations of misconduct by two former Fenton Elementary School employees has been turned over to the district attorney’s office.

The investigation involves allegations of inappropriate behavior including sexual contact and distribution of alcohol involving two employees and several students at a residence.

The incident allegedly occurred off campus during the summer break and involved older students from another school in the parish, according to School Superintendent Brian Lejeune.

District Attorney Michael Cassidy confirmed Monday his office is reviewing the report.

“We have asked the Sheriff’s Office and our investigator to clarify the statements of two or three witnesses and are waiting to get those reports back before deciding whether each person should be charged,” Cassidy said.

Nearly a dozen witnesses — the majority of them students — were questioned as part of the ongoing investigation, Cassidy said.

“Once we get all the information gathered, then we will decide whether to pursue the matter on our own or present it to a grand jury,” he said.

The teacher and secretary, who have not been named, have both resigned from their positions.

They were placed on administrative leave with pay in September after a complaint was filed with the Sheriff’s Office by a concerned parent.

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