Teacher resigns amid DCS investigation

VEEDERSBURG — A Fountain Central High School teacher has resigned after administrators learned she may have had inappropriate contact with a student. 

Southeast Fountain School Corp. received information about the situation Feb. 10, and began investigating, Superintendent Doug Allison said in a written statement. The contact may have involved messaging and communication, the statement said.

Administrators got the Department of Child Services involved, as required by law.

The teacher was not named and the corporation did not disclose what she taught.

She submitted her resignation Tuesday after the administration told her not to come to school, citing the protection of students and the corporation. The school board will consider the personnel matter at its next regular meeting March 9.

DCS and law enforcement are still investigating. Allison said the school’s probe is complete and the corporation will no have no further comment.

The Fountain County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday it had not yet received the case.

“SEFSC recognizes that there will be substantial information and speculation out in the public arena regarding these matters, and SEFSC requests that the privacy and confidentiality of all students and teachers be respected,” Allison said.