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UPDATE: Investigation leads to no administrative action against Appleton East HS staff member

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FRIDAY 10/1/2021 8:22 a.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The administrative investigation surrounding an Appleton East High School staff member has concluded with no administrative action being taken against the staff member.

On Friday, the district announced its investigation into a situation involving a staff member that was launched in mid-September has ended after the ‘concerns were addressed’.

District officials report the staff member has returned to work.

Police not involved in Appleton East High School investigation involving staff member

FRIDAY 9/17/2021 10:18 a.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Appleton Police Department is reportedly not actively involved in the Appleton East High School administrative investigation that was launched after the high school was made aware of a situation involving a staff member.

According to the police department, as of Friday morning, they are not involved in the high school’s investigation, however, police shared with Local 5 that they would step in if the school district believes criminal activity may have occurred. 

So far Appleton police have not been contacted by the school district. Local 5 will continue to follow this investigation and update this story as it progresses.

Original Story: Appleton East High School investigates alleged incident involving staff member

THURSDAY 9/16/2021 3:49 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – Appleton East High School is actively investigating an alleged incident involving a high school staff member.

According to the high school, an administrative investigation has been launched after they were made aware of a situation involving one of their staff members.

In a letter to Appleton East High School families, sent on Thursday, the school addressed the active investigation and its commitment to the “safety and well-being of all students”.

Dear Appleton East Families,

The Appleton East administration recently became aware of a situation involving an Appleton East staff member.  East administration is actively investigating this situation. We want to reiterate that our first and most important responsibility is the safety and well-being of all students. We want to assure our families, students, and community members that our educators are held to a high standard of professional conduct in all situations.

Appleton East High School

Local 5 will continue to follow this story and provide updates as it progresses.

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