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Anderson HS student fabricated charge of inappropriate touching against teacher, sheriff says

Posted: 2:43 PM, Oct 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-11 15:08:09-04
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ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A student who fabricated a charge of inappropriate touching by an Anderson High School teacher faces disciplinary action, and the teacher can return to the classroom after being placed on leave, according to a Forest Hills School District spokesperson.

The district responded Friday after Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil 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."

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

Neil said "the investigation into the false accusation" is ongoing.

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.