A Todd County School System employee has been suspended after allegations of misconduct against a male high school student during a school-sanctioned trip.
A news release from Superintendent Wayne Benningfield says he was made aware of the allegations of inappropriate conduct toward the student Thursday morning. The alleged incident happened while students from Todd County Central High School were on a trip to a Student Technology Leadership Program conference in Lexington.
Benningfield says he contacted appropriate law enforcement authorities and traveled to Lexington with Assistant Superintendent Mike Taylor and Todd County High School Principal Todd Marshall; and that he directed Todd County Schools Technology Coordinator Rory Fundora to contact the Department of Community Based Services.
The news release says in cooperation with law enforcement authorities, an investigation of the alleged conduct is underway. The school employee against whom the allegation was made has been suspended. Benningfield says he has instructed Taylor, School Board Attorney Mac Johns to work with law enforcement authorities to investigate the alleged incident and to make a recommendation for an appropriate course of action.
Benningfield says the student involved is safe and his family has been contacted. He says the alleged conduct is serious and that more information will be shared with the media as it is appropriate to do so. The name of the employee in question is not listed on the news release.