"Grand Island Public Schools continues its practice of investigating and, when appropriate, turning over to proper authorities all cases of abuse or misconduct as soon as they are submitted." - G.I. School Officials
School officials say a Grand Island teacher has been placed on leave after a middle school student reported being sexually assaulted late last week.
A Grand Island Public Schools spokesperson says in a statement that they were made aware of the situation late last Thursday and contacted the Grand Island Police Department.
Police say no charges have been filed yet. They say the investigation is ongoing as the assault may have been occurring for as long as the past two months.
"The report was given on the 18th [of October], but the dates of the incident or incidents range all the way from August 14th to the reporting date," says GIPD Sgt. Stanley Steele.
GIPS says the accused staff member was placed on administrative leave starting Friday, and will stay on leave until the investigation is finished.
Below is the Grand Island Public Schools' statement regarding a staff member accused of sexual assault:
The first priority for Grand Island Public Schools is the safety of our students. GIPS received a report late in the day on Thursday. The district turned the matter over to the Grand Island Police Department and the staff member was placed on administrative leave starting Friday.
The staff member will be on administrative leave until the investigation is finished.
Grand Island Public Schools continues its practice of investigating and, when appropriate, turning over to proper authorities all cases of abuse or misconduct as soon as they are submitted.
The district has no other comments at this time. Grand Island Public Schools requests the privacy of the student and family involved be honored.