CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Central Point Police are looking into allegations of inappropriate or illegal conduct between one employee and a student at Crater High School. The Central Point School District has removed that employee from its high school campus.
Students resumed class today, including one student involved in an alleged illegal incident with an instructional assistant. What that “illegal” incident was, exactly, is still unknown.
Central Point Police are not giving specifics on what happened, whether it was an inappropriate relationship or possibly drug-related, but investigators say they heard about this incident on Friday by Crater High School staff. The allegation was brought forward by several students.
“It’s our understanding at the police department, that the district has done what they needed to do to ensure that that faculty member doesn’t have contact with students while the investigation is ongoing,” said Central Point Police Lt. Scott Logue.
This isn’t the first investigation Crater High School has dealt with before when it comes to investigating employees. Last year in June, 28-year-old Sarah Swanson, a former teacher at the high school, turned herself in for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student. In 2010, a school resource officer was fired after allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a 2008 Crater graduate came to surface.
As for the alleged illegal conduct with the teacher’s aide, the district is not releasing the name of the assistant or the name of the student involved. There are also no criminal charges or any arrests made in this case.