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POSTED: May 6, 2014 10:00 p.m.

A Bryan County High School teacher allegedly involved in inappropriate behavior with a female student has resigned “effective immediately,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Brooksher in a press release issued Friday morning.
The teacher’s name has not been released “to protect the interest of our students,” Brooksher said.  
School officials said an allegation was made April 17 in an anonymous email to the Bryan County Schools human resources department that the teacher allowed a female student to stay in his motel room during an overnight cross country trip in November.
Alcohol was also involved in some way, according to the release.
The employee was put on leave once the allegation was made, “so a thorough and impartial investigation could begin the same day,” the press release said
The release also noted the system also reported the allegations to authorities.
Brooksher said later the incident was reported to the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department through the BCHS school resources officer; the Department of Family and Children’s Services; and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
“Bryan County Schools’ No. 1 priority is its students, and we take any allegation regarding employee misbehavior very seriously,” he said in the release. “These type allegations will always be investigated to the fullest extent possible.”


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