MASON COUNTY — A substitute teacher working for the Mason County Board of Education has been arrested for alleged inappropriate behavior with a student.
The arrest was confirmed on Thursday evening by Mason County Sheriff Greg Powers, who added: “This is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.”
A name has not yet been released in this developing story nor have any criminal charges.
However, on Thursday afternoon, Mason County Schools Superintendent Suzanne Dickens released the following statement exclusively to the Point Pleasant Register about the incident:
“Confidentiality requirements prevent me from commenting upon or discussing any allegations of employee misconduct. In the event disciplinary action is taken against an employee by the Board, further information will be disclosed. However, I can say that anytime the district is confronted with allegations relating to the safety and welfare of students, the allegations are taken seriously, thoroughly investigated and that measures are taken to ensure that students are safe and not exposed to any continuing risk of harm.”
The Mason County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is also working on this case.