School staff member investigated by police
Police are investigating allegations of criminal behaviour towards pupils by an Auckland intermediate school staff member.
Parents at the school were sent a letter on March 30, telling them that the school had ‘‘recently been made aware of concerns’’ regarding the inappropriate behaviour of a member of staff.
The letter said the Board of Trustees took immediate action in response to the allegations to ensure the safety of students, staff and the community.
According to the letter the staff member had been placed on leave and the school had notified the appropriate agencies.
On March 28, a meeting was held with parents of the students who may have been affected by the alleged behaviour.
Police and Child, Youth and Family had also interviewed some of the children.
Detective Inspector Richard Corbidge said police
were working with the school and other appropriate agencies, including Child, Youth and Family and the Ministry of Education.
A mandatory report was made by the school to the Education Council on March 28 and it was now investigating the case.
An Auckland school employee is being investigated over allegations of criminal behaviour.