AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - In a letter sent to parents on Wednesday, Sept. 18, Glenn Hills High School Principal Johnnie Wright revealed that a male teacher was placed on administrative leave.
In the letter Wright says, “I wanted to let you know of an incident yesterday where a male teacher made inappropriate comments of an intimate nature to a female student. As soon as administration was notified, the teacher was removed from the classroom and has been placed on administrative leave with pay.”
A school spokesperson says the teachers name can’t be released while the investigation is still active, but FOX 54 talked to people in the community who say it’s a sad situation.
“It’s scary a little bit because I have a daughter and son that’s in the school system but nowadays, the kids these days, they bring out all kind of reactions to adults nowadays," said Glenn Hills alumnus Ricardo Lewis.
Brian Bird, who lives in Augusta, said, “inappropriate behavior is inappropriate behavior. I do understand there is a lot going on in our community and things should be better than what they are.”
At this time the Richmond County Board of Education Police and administration are continuing to investigate the incident.
FOX 54 will update you as information is made available.