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Sheriff: Anderson HS student arrested after making false sex assault claim against teacher

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Posted at 2:43 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 12:03:46-04

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A student accused of making false allegations of inappropriate touching against an Anderson High School teacher has been charged for the claim, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff.

The 13-year-old student was charged with making false alarms, a first-degree misdemeanor, on Oct. 15. The Sheriff's office says the investigation is now "officially closed."

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil previously said his Criminal Investigation Section determined that "no criminal or inappropriate activity of any kind occurred, and that the alleged incident was fabricated by the accuser."

A Forest Hills School District spokesperson said the student had also faced disciplinary action, and the teacher was allowed to return to the classroom.

The teacher had been placed on leave last month after a student reported he touched her “in an inappropriate manner."

After the student filed a report, Superintendent Scot T. Prebles said in a letter to parents that the district cares “deeply about our students and staff, and as a result, we take every accusation very seriously.”

The teacher was not allowed to have contact with the district or students during the investigation, according to Prebles’ letter.