MUSKEGON, MI – A college employee’s alleged inappropriate contact with a feminine pupil at Muskegon Public Colleges occurred a while in the past, based on town’s police chief.

“It was reported a lot after the actual fact,” Muskegon Police Chief Jeffrey Lewis stated.

Police are investigating the inappropriate contact declare that was disclosed to folks and the media Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Muskegon Public Colleges Superintendent Justin Jennings stated the coed informed a workers member at Hackley Neighborhood Care in regards to the alleged contact. Hackley Neighborhood Care is a well being care clinic with satellite tv for pc areas at Muskegon excessive and center faculties.

Jennings declined to provide specifics about what the coed stated. The district instantly contacted little one protecting providers, he stated. It additionally will conduct its personal investigation as soon as the police probe is full, Jennings stated.

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Muskegon Colleges contract employee accused of ‘inappropriate contact’ with pupil

Lewis stated the coed at the moment is of middle-school age, however he didn’t know for sure when the contact was alleged to have occurred or how previous the coed was at the moment. He didn’t know what college the workers member labored at.

“Superintendent Jennings obtained data that one of many workers could have had an inappropriate contact, relationship, no matter, with a pupil and so we’re investigating that,” the chief stated.

The employee is an worker of EduStaff, which is contracted by the varsity district to offer sure kinds of workers. A telephone message left with EduStaff, a Grand Rapids-based staffing company, searching for remark was not returned.

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Lewis stated the worker held “a number of roles” inside the college system. Police have been attempting to find him for questioning, Lewis stated early Thursday afternoon.

Jennings stated the contracted employee was not at work Wednesday, and that he was contacted and informed to remain off of college grounds.

Among the many particulars Lewis stated he did not know have been how lengthy the contracted employee was on the college system, whether or not he labored at different college districts and whether or not there was a couple of alleged incident of inappropriate contact.

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Mother and father reported receiving notifications from the varsity by way of voice mail and e mail messages. Just like the information launch, the dad or mum notification was sparse on particulars, together with what college the kid was attending on the time.

The dad or mum notification supplied counseling from Hackley Neighborhood Look after any dad or mum or little one wanting it, and inspired anybody with details about inappropriate contact between a contract employee and a pupil to contact the police division at (231) 724-6750.

MLive/Muskegon Chronicle reporter Justine McGuire contributed to this report.



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