UPDATE: Teachers Back in School After Investigation at North Marion
Written by Rachel McDevitt
Last updated on September 02, 2014 @ 5:52PM
Created on September 02, 2014 @ 11:27AM
Two North Marion High School teachers are back in class this week, after being on leave from the school during an investigation last week.
That investigation was launched after parents complained that the teachers tied up their students for a team building activity, leaving them with scrapes on their legs. Some parents told 5 News that a few students were also cut by broken glass that was on the ground.
Superintendent Gary Price said it is normal procedure for the teachers to return to school so soon. No meeting has been scheduled as of yet to see if disciplinary action should be taken with those teachers.
Marion County Schools Superintendent Gary Price has confirmed there is an ongoing investigation into an incident at North Marion High School, where a group of freshman students allegedly sustained minor injuries during an in-class activity.
Price said the incident was reported by parents of the students Monday evening. The two teachers who were in charge of the class have been on leave from the school since Tuesday, which is a standard procedure.
He said North Marion principal Rusty Devito concluded her investigation Wednesday after interviewing the teachers, parents, and students involved. Her report will now be reviewed by the central office.
"We will have a face-to-face meeting with the teachers involved and then we will be making a decision whether or not there needs to be any kind of an action recommended to the board of education," Price said.
Devito refused to comment on this investigation.
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