A Kilmer K-8 School teacher is expected to be fired after being accused of inappropriate contact with students.
According to Boston.com, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol Johnson began the process on Friday to fire the teacher, whose named has not been released.
"We had inappropriate contact Between a teacher and students, and we’re moving to terminate that teacher," said Matthew Wilder, Director of Media Relations for Boston Public Schools. "We had a disciplinary hearing last week." Wilder told Patch that the teacher will be terminated, but the timing of the firing is not set due to the ongoing investigation.
Wilder told Patch that the teacher had inappropriate conduct with more than one student. The sex of the teacher is not being released, said Wilder, adding that the law prohibits the release of certain information.
He added that parents of the students involved are aware of the investigation.
Johnson told the Globe an investigation is underway, by both police and schools officials. The state Department of Children and Families was also notified about the Kilmer School teacher in late May or early June, reported Boston.com. The school’s principal, Jerome Doherty, contacted the state department, said Johnson. Police and the School Department are also investigating.
“I can tell you it is not anything of an egregious sexual nature, but it is serious enough to take action,” Matthew Wilder, a School Department spokesman, told the Globe.
Doherty has also been removed from his job, and the school department is trying to find a new position for him. Both Johnson and Wilder did not say why Doherty was being reassigned.