A Bryan County High School teacher allegedly involved in inappropriate behavior with a female student has resigned "effective immediately," said school superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher in a press release issued Friday morning. The teacher's name has not been released.
Here's the release:
An allegation of inappropriate behavior by a Bryan County Schools employee was brought to the attention of Human Resources on April 17. The employee was placed on leave at that time so a thorough and impartial investigation could begin the same day. The school system also reported the allegations to the appropriate reporting agencies.
The Bryan County Schools employee has chosen to resign effective immediately.
Dr. Paul Brooksher, School Superintendent, stated “Bryan County Schools number one priority is its students and we take any allegation regarding employee misbehavior very seriously. These type allegations will always be investigated to the fullest extent possible.”
Brooksher said the allegations were made in an anonymous email and included charges the employee allowed a female student to stay in his room and alcohol was in some way involved. The incident reportedly took place in November during an overnight cross country trip.
The Bryan County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Family and Children Services and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission were notified of the incident, Brooksher said.