Salem Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Contact with Student

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A Salem High School teacher has been put on administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations that he had inappropriate contact with a student.

Salem Police Chief J.T. Panezott said the parents of a 17-year-old girl filed a complaint against the high school social studies teacher March 22.

Panezott said the complaint described the contact as “happening over a period of time.” He did not confirm whether the encounters were on school property.

The Salem police department is working with the Columbiana County Prosecutor’s Office in interviewing the victim, teachers, family members and students.

No charges have been filed.

Calls made to the Salem City Schools Superintendent Tom Bratten were not immediately returned.

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