Oxford High School teacher misconduct investigated

Published 4:02 pm Tuesday, September 12, 2017

An Oxford High School teacher has been investigated by the schools for misconduct and is being investigated by law enforcement authorities, the EAGLE has learned.

Alan Wilburn of the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department confirmed there is an open investigation but he would not confirm the suspect’s name or school affiliation.

However, the EAGLE learned that Oxford school officials were notified of a potential incident of teacher misconduct and immediately took appropriate steps, including the notification of authorities.

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Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey issued the following statement regarding a recent incident of teacher misconduct by an Oxford High School teacher:

“The Oxford School District takes teacher misconduct allegations very seriously and has conducted a thorough investigation regarding a specific incident involving an Oxford High School teacher. All appropriate authorities have been notified. The safety and well-being of our students is of utmost importance and a top priority.”

No arrests have been made as of this morning.

Wilburn said a probable cause hearing will be held on Monday before a Lafayette County Circuit Court judge to determine if enough evidence exists to issue a warrant. It’s the warrant process used when allegations of alleged misconduct are brought against a figure of authority, such as a teacher or law enforcement officer.