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Former Plainville School Employee Under Investigation

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    Former Plainville School Employee Under Investigation

    (Published Monday, May 8, 2017)

    Plainville parents say they're shocked and concerned after receiving a letter from their school district regarding someone who, until recently, worked at Plainville High School.

    In the letter, Superintendent Maureen Brummett wrote that "On or about, April 3, my office learned that one of its former high school staff members is under investigation for allegations concerning inappropriate off-campus activities."

    A source identified the person under investigation to NBC Connecticut and the superintendent said that individual was a teacher at the high school. NBC Connecticut is not releasing the name of the person under investigation because the individual has not been charged.

    At a board of education meeting Monday night, the topic was not brought up but the superintendent told us off camera that last month a student brought an online video to the attention of the principal and that the principal then alerted the superintendent. The superintendent says she watched the video, reported it to police, and the teacher was put on administrative leave with pay.

    The letter to parents points out that "steps were taken to ensure that the employee would not come onto school property. The employee has since resigned employment with the Plainville Community Schools."

    The district did not say what the video showed.

    The superintendent told us "We took immediate action. We take this very, very seriously. Student safety is our number one priority."

    Parents we spoke to did not want to go on camera but say they're upset to hear the news and they, like many others in the community, want to know more.

    We tried to get in touch with that teacher but were unable to do so. We reached out to police but have not yet heard back.

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