C-P instructor reinstated after allegations dropped
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 29, 2005 -- A Como-Pickton school district employee placed on administrative leave with pay pending a police investigation into misconduct allegations returned to the classroom at noon Wednesday.

�The allegations have been dropped and he is fully reinstated,� Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Bryan Neal said Wednesday afternoon.

Administrators at Como-Pickton placed the employee, an instructor for an extracurricular activity, on leave last week after allegations were made to Sulphur Springs Police Department regarding the male teacher and a juvenile.

Although the incident was said to have occurred at a location other than school, school policy requires that employees accused of wrongdoing be relieved of their classroom and school-related duties until the individuals are either cleared of the allegations or officially charged with a crime.

Neal cited laws regarding personnel matters which prohibited him from further discussing the matter, and referred any additional inquiries to SSPD when asked about the matter Wednesday morning.

The superintendent said that the school district has been working closely with police investigators, and shool officials were pleased that the teacher was cleared and would be returning to class.

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