Huntsville City Schools has released the letter it sent parents at Mae Jemison High School after a teacher was removed from campus because of sexual allegations.
The school system released the letter which was sent to parents Wednesday evening. It was written by principal Presonia Lynette Alexander.
Good Evening Jaguar Parents,
I wanted to inform you of an issue with one of our staff to make sure you have accurate information and dispel any rumors.
One of our staff members, a Spanish teacher, has been placed on administrative leave and removed from campus today for alleged sexual misconduct with a student. All relevant information has been turned over to law enforcement and the Board will take appropriate action as warranted. We are committed to the safety of our students and expect all staff to adhere to the highest ethical practices and conduct. We will not tolerate behaviors that compromise the safety or well-being of our students.
Students, parents, or staff may share safety or well-being concerns via the district’s “Anonymous Alerts” link on our school website, or individuals may call 256-428-7233 (SAFE), or feel free to contact my office. In order for Jemison High to remain a safe haven for our students, we must all work together – parents, staff, and community members – to provide the quality environment that our children deserve.
Huntsville police have said they have not made any arrests pertaining to this investigation at this time.
Superintendent Matt Akin confirmed that the teacher was female and she is being paid while on leave at this time.