IRWIN (KDKA) — An unidentified teacher at Norwin High School in Westmoreland County has been suspended without pay after the school district determined he had allegedly improperly texted a student.

School Superintendent Dr. William Kerr said sexting was not involved in the incident.

Earlier on Monday, the district released a short statement saying it took disciplinary action against the teacher after an internal investigation and any further steps or action will be taken by appropriate legal authorities.

“There’s a process that has to be followed, there are family issues, and serious issues for the school district and legal aspects as well,” said Kerr.

Most of the people who attended a school board meeting on Monday evening told KDKA they were unaware of the alleged teacher texting incident until we told them about it.

The full statement from the school district reads:
“The District was made aware of an issue involving a Norwin teacher improperly texting a Norwin student. The incident was investigated by the District and immediate and appropriate action was taken with the employee, among other actions, being suspended without pay for a period of time. The District has taken all required steps and any further investigation or action will be taken by the appropriate state agency. The District cannot comment any further regarding this matter since it is a personnel issue.”

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