WPD investigating alleged 'inappropriate contact' incident involving student and employee
WAGONER, Okla. (KTUL) —
Wagoner police are working to determine whether a high school employee had inappropriate contact with a student.
Police say it’s an ongoing investigation, so details are scarce. However, Police Chief Bob Haley did want to clear some things up.
“Sometimes, people jump from A to Z instead of going through the whole process. We don’t do that here,” he said.
Haley said they are working to put together a thorough investigation. Haley said another television station incorrectly reported Friday that someone was taken away in handcuffs from the high school.
“Absolutely incorrect,” said Haley. “We have not taken anybody into custody. We have not escorted or removed anybody from anywhere.”
Wagoner Superintendent Randy Harris released a statement Monday.
“We are aware of an incident that took place at our high school. We are investigating the incident and have reported it to local law enforcement as well. Because it is a personnel issue we are not at liberty to discuss any other specifics. The safety of the District's students is taken very seriously and we will do everything we can to protect our students and staff,” Wagoner Superintendent Randy Harris said.
Police say the school reported the alleged incident within a few hours, and they have been working well together.
“I will tell you that Wagoner Police Department and Wagoner Public School(s) are working to the best of each entity's abilities to make sure that their kids are safe,” said Haley.
Haley said there isn't a specific time when he expects the investigation to be finished; however, it will be up to the District Attorney to decide if charges are warranted.