WATERLOO - A Waterloo West High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave for inappropriate behavior with a student, school officials confirmed today.
Waterloo police have been asked to investigate the matter, school district spokesperson Sharon Miller said.
Parents and guardians of West students were informed of the situation in phone messages Thursday afternoon.
The teacher's name has not been disclosed, Miller said.
"Some very disturbing allegations have been made against a teacher at West High (who) is now on administrative leave, " parents were told in the phone messages.
"This teacher has been accused of inappropriate behavior with a student outside of school. While we must presume innocence while an investigation is being conducted, we want to do everything we can to reach out to any other student who may have been victimized, or anyone that has knowledge of any inappropriate behavior by a staff member," the message said.
Miller said anyone with information on the matter may contact Cora Turner, the district's executive director for student services, at 433-1801.