Authorities are investigating allegations of "inappropriate conduct" between a student and teacher at Danbury High School, according to Supt. Sal Pascarella.
Pascarella said the school system reported the allegations to the Department of Children and Families on Feb. 10.
"This report is currently being investigated by all appropriate authorities, and the District is cooperating fully with the investigation," Pascarella said in a statement Thursday. "At this time, while we are unable to provide any further details, we reiterate that the Danbury Board of Education takes all allegations of misconduct very seriously, and will at all times work to maintain an exceptional learning environment for all of Danbury’s children."
Pascarella said the teacher, who has not been publicly identified, has been placed on paid leave while officials investigate. He emphasized that this is standard procedure.
Authorities have not elaborated on the allegations.