BRISTOL — On Thursday, June 7, 2018 the Bristol Police Department announced they received a complaint from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) of an incident that occurred at Greene-Hills School involving a male teacher and a female juvenile student.
The allegation involved the teacher inappropriately touching the juvenile student.
As part of the investigation, Bristol Police is also investigating whether school staff complied with state statutes for mandated reporters.
Due to the ongoing investigation, the Bristol Police said they will not be releasing any further information.
Police say the Bristol Board of Education has taken the appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of the students.
Police say no arrests have been made at this time.
Additionally, a school principal, science teacher and school counselor are on leave due to more investigations involving the Department of Children and Families and Bristol Police.
“The Bristol Public Schools take allegations of this nature extremely seriously and will take any and all appropriate action should an investigation determine that any of our employees engaged in misconduct or failed in their role as mandated reporters. The Bristol Public Schools’ utmost priority remains the safety and well-being of our students,” said Superintendent Susan Kalt Moreau, Ph.D., said in a release.
The three employees are principal Scott Gaudet, sixth-grade science teacher Timothy Hokanson, and school counselor Sheila Theriault were all placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.