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Two Fenton Elementary employees accused of improper conduct

Last Modified: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 3:30 PM

By Doris Maricle / American Press

FENTON - Two Fenton Elementary School employees have been suspended with pay amid allegations they gave alcohol to students from another school and may have "exposed" themselves to the students.

School Superintendent Brian Lejeune said Tuesday the alleged incident took place this summer off campus and involved older students from another school in the parish.

The two employees were suspended last Thursday, a day after a complaint was filed with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office, Lejeune said.

"Two Jeff Davis Parish school employees have been placed on administrative leave with pay while the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Department completes its investigation of a parent complaint of an incident that allegedly occurred away from school during this past summer break and involved the employees," Lejeune said.

The names of the employees are not being released at this time since no criminal charges have been filed.

"We will see what legally we can or can't do and move forward," Lejeune said. "Right now it is just a complaint and just an investigation. Once the Sheriff's Office finishes their investigation, we will take what they have and go from there."

The students involved in the alleged incident are older students from another school and not students from Fenton Elementary School, Lejeune said.

The findings of the Sheriff's Office investigation will be turned over to the District Attorney's Office and School Board officials, according to Sheriff Ivy Woods.  It will be up to the D.A. to decide if criminal charges should be pursued, he said.

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