MONROE — A Monroe High School teacher was placed on administrative leave Friday after he allegedly made an inappropriate comment to a female student.
"He made a comment that could be perceived other than the way he meant it," said Rosemary O’Neil, school district spokeswoman.
The comment was not sexual in nature, O’Neil said, but she declined to discuss the content of the statement.
The teacher, a 29-year employee of the district, was put on paid leave.
He may return to work after the investigation is complete, which may take several days. Nancy Martin, executive director of personnel for the district, is conducting the investigation and is planning to interview several more people.
The remark was made during an afternoon class on Thursday, O’Neil said. The girl later returned with a parent and spoke to the principal, who then notified the district superintendent of the incident.
The teacher has apologized for the comment, O’Neil said.
O’Neil did not know the age of the student or her class standing. It was not immediately known if the student will stay in the teacher’s class.
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