Scott D. Benton, Chief of Police
20 Essex St
Whitman, MA 02382
For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Whitman Police Investigating After Elementary School Teacher Placed on Leave
WHITMAN — Chief Scott D. Benton reports that the Whitman Police Department is actively investigating an allegation of inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, a Whitman Police School Resource Officer was notified of alleged inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student at the Duval Elementary School.
School officials immediately placed the teacher on administrative leave and Whitman Police launched an investigation.
Because the alleged incident involves a minor, further details cannot be released at this time.
As of Thursday morning, the investigation remains ongoing and no charges have been filed.