ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNW) — The Arkansas City Police Department (ACPD) is investigating a reported sexual harassment case at the high school.
ACPD Chief Eric Burr says officers were called to the school shortly after 12 p.m. Thursday, where he says they took statements from everyone involved. Burr says they are still investigating, and no arrests have been made.
Alisha Call, the director of communications at Arkansas City High School, says the district shared a letter with families later that afternoon:
Earlier today, Arkansas City High School administration was made aware of sexual harassment allegations regarding an ACHS staff member. The Arkansas City Police Department was notified immediately and the employee has been suspended, with pay, pending further internal and police investigations.
While we can not share any additional details at this time, we wanted to make you aware of the situation. USD 470 takes this and all safety matters very seriously. We appreciate ACPD’s assistance and the continued support of our school community.”Alisha Call, ACHS Director of Communications
No further details have been made available.