Police Investigate Allegations of Inappropriate Contact between Middle School Teacher and Student

May 21, 2013 Updated May 21, 2013 at 6:59 PM EDT

By WKBW News
By Kyla Igoe

May 21, 2013 Updated May 21, 2013 at 6:59 PM EDT

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, NY (RELEASE) - A middle school teacher in the Kenton School District has been placed on paid administrative leave following allegations of inappropriate contact with a student.

Town of Tonawanda Police were contacted on May 7th when someone filed a complaint against the teacher. No criminal charges have been filed at this point. No further details have been released by police. Below is a statements from the Kenton School District:

"Student safety is always our first concern and we placed the teacher on administrative leave from all school district property immediately upon hearing the allegations," indicated Superintendent of Schools Mark P. Mondanaro. The school district is cooperating with TOTPD who is working with the Erie County DA's office on this case. That cooperation calls for us to not release the teacher's name or details regarding the allegations at this time. We will communicate further regarding this development when it is appropriate to do so."

Statement by the Town of Tonawanda Police Department:

"The Town of Tonawanda police department has been working with the district attorney's office and the Ken-Ton school district regarding allegations of criminal acts committed by a Ken-Ton school teacher. at this time, there have been no criminal charges filed against the subject of this investigation and releasing any further details would be detrimental to any prosecution that might result. Superintendent Mark P. Mondanaro immediately placed the teacher on administrative leave when the allegations were reported."