By Joe Johnson
The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is investigating an allegation of misconduct by a teacher at Cedar School High School.
The investigation is related to the teacher being placed on administrative leave this week for having unspecified inappropriate behavior with students.
Neither police nor school officials would identify the teacher, or would they characterize the alleged misconduct.
However, the word circulating among students and school staff is that the teacher! Is a coaching assistant who was involved in a relationship with a player on girls volleyballball team.
Parents and guardians were made aware of the situation by the following notification that was issued by the school district on Wednesday:
"Earlier today, Cedar Shoals and district administration were made aware of allegations that a Cedar Shoals teacher had engaged in inappropriate conduct involving students. As soon as this was reported to school administration, the teacher was placed on administrative leave and the matter was turned over to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department for further investigation."
The school district would not discuss the matter with the media and instead released this statement:
"Please understand that we cannot comment further at this time as this involves an ongoing investigation and is a personnel matter, but that we have taken all of the necessary and appropriate measures."