No evidence found to back up claim against Arlington High teacher

Arlington High School

ARLINGTON, Tenn. — An Arlington High School teacher will be back at work Monday, after being suspended without pay Thursday as the school investigated an allegation of inappropriate behavior with a student.

The district said Friday that their investigation found no student to substantiate the original claim.

“The law is clear about how to handle this type of complaint, and the District acted in accordance with it,” an Arlington Schools spokesman said. “We believe it is important to take all allegations seriously in that our number one priority is to ensure that our students remain safe. If any new information comes to light, we will once again handle it appropriately and fairly, in accordance with our policy and the law.”

According to a spokesperson for Arlington Community Schools, the principal received a call Thursday morning, prompting the investigation. No student was been identified and no students has complained about the teacher, the district said.

“Following Board policy, the teacher was suspended, without pay, immediately after the allegations were brought to the school’s attention. Law enforcement and the Department of Children Services were also immediately notified.

“The employee has denied the allegations. The employee will remain suspended and is not allowed on school property, pending the outcome of the investigation,” the district said.

The teacher was not identified.