Bainbridge teacher under investigation, placed on leave



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BAINBRIDGE, Wash. (AP) — School officials say a Bainbridge Island teacher and coach is under investigation for allegedly sexually harassing a student.

The Kitsap Sun (http://bit.ly/2aBpXWb ) reports that administrators in the Bainbridge Island School District learned of the allegations of "inappropriate interactions" on July 12, but police requested delaying announcing the investigation. Parents were notified on Friday.

Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen says the district is not authorized to release the teacher's name, but the teacher has been placed on administrative leave.

Police officials believe the investigation involves only one student.

This is the second allegation of sexual misconduct involving a teacher and a student in less than two years. In May 2015, a high school science teacher was arrested and later pleaded guilty to charges involving a relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/

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