Levelland ISD employee resigns after allegation

Levelland ISD Superintendent Jeff Northern issued a statement regarding a personnel issue Thursday. 
The statement said: “On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Levelland ISD was made aware of an allegation of possible inappropriate electronic communication between one of its teacher/coaches and a Levelland ISD student.
“The District immediately placed the employee on paid administrative leave while it conducted an investigation regarding the allegations.
“On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the employee resigned his employment with the District.
“The District promptly reported circumstances of the employee’s resignation to local and state law enforcement, as well as the State Board for Educator Certification.
“The District will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and educator licensing agencies in any on-going or future investigation.
“Student safety and welfare are of paramount importance to the District, and all required actions and notifications concerning this matter have been completed by the District. Due to state and federal privacy law, however, there will be no further information regarding this matter released by the District.”
Levelland Police Chief Toney Cowan, Levelland confirmed the police department received information about the issue from the school district last Thursday afternoon and immediately began an investigation.  Because of the nature of the investigation and the fact that a teen is involved, the police involved the Texas Rangers in the investigation.
If the investigation warrants, information gathered will be referred to the District Attorney’s office.

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