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Franklin Regional Teacher’s Text Messages Probed

By David Highfield
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(Credit: KDKA)

(Credit: KDKA)

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MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) — Police are investigating whether a high school teacher in the Franklin Regional School District sent inappropriate text messages to students.

A district spokesperson will not say whether the teacher is male or female, but did say the teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave.

“Appropriate authorities have been notified and district policy is being followed,” wrote Shelley Shaneyfelt, the district’s public relations representative. “We are fully cooperating with the local police department.”

In a statement, the district referred to “a” student, but a police statement refers to more than one student receiving the texts.

Police would not reveal details of the texts.

No charges have been filed.

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