Officials told us they had “not been able to substantiate the allegations.” Smokey Barn News Wednesday April 30, 2014 White House, Tenn.
Heritage High Teacher Resigns After Allegations Of Misconduct Cleared
Last Friday Roberson County school officials announced that a teacher at Heritage High School had been suspended for three days pending an investigation into “allegations of misconduct.” Though Robertson County School officials have not released the name of the teacher, they indicated that the teacher submitted a resignation on Tuesday and school officials have accepted it.
School officials told Smokey early in the investigation on Friday that they had “not been able to substantiate the allegations.” Now that the investigation is over they are saying the same thing, the investigation revealed no wrongdoing on the part of the teacher.
The question now is, why would the teacher resign if the investigation came up clean. We live in a society that tends to blur the line between allegations and evidence. School officials declined to comment further about the situation or the teachers resignation. Smokey did learn that the teacher is Joe Armistead. Smokey Spoke to Mr. Armistead and he told us that it was a difficult decision but he felt (given the situation) it was just too much of a distraction to continue during the year-end testing and “It was in the best interest of the students if I stepped aside.”
Teacher At Heritage High Suspended For Allegations Of Misconduct
Smokey has learned that a White House Heritage High teacher has been suspended for three days pending an investigation into “allegations of misconduct” according to Robertson County School officials.
Officials are not saying anything about the alleged misconduct or even if they involved a student or a faculty member but in a conversation with Mike Davis, Director of Schools for Robertson County, he indicated that, “At this point, based on the information that has been provided in our investigation we have not been able to substantiate the allegations.”
Officials with the White House Police Department and the Robertson County Sheriff’s office indicate that they have not been contacted about the case.
The fact that official’s with Robertson County Schools have not contacted the police and the fact that the teacher was only suspended for three days at this point suggests that officials do not believe anyone was (or is) in any danger.
WSMV News 4 is reporting that the name of the teacher is Joe Armistead, a science teacher and assistant football coach at Heritage High School.
The Robertson County Schools official press statement:
“A Robertson County teacher has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct. Once the investigation has been completed, additional information may be provided.”
Smokey will monitor the situation, if any new facts surface we will bring them to you.
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