Montague High School teacher placed on leave for alleged misconduct

Police in Montague are investigating alleged misconduct by a member of the teaching staff at Montague High School.

MONTAGUE, MICH. - Police in Montague are investigating alleged misconduct by a member of the teaching staff at Montague High School.

Superintendent Jeffrey Johnson sent parents a letter Friday, March 3.

The letter reads:

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Early this week, a formal complaint of inappropriate conduct by a Montague High School teacher was received. Based on the severity of the allegations, the teacher was placed on administrative leave, and I contacted the Montague City Police Department.

Our first priority is to ensure the safety of everyone at MAPS by following established policies and procedure. In order to protect the integrity of this investigation, any further information regarding this situation will come from law enforcement.

While this is a difficult time for everyone involved, I ask that we respect the privacy of the families involved and not speculate the outcome of this investigation. Our primary focus at Montague Area Public Schools will continue to be educating our students in a safe, comfortable, and positive school environment.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey W. Johnson

Superintendent of Schools

The Muskegon County Prosecutors Office is aware of the on-going investigation by Montague police. Police reports have not yet been submitted to the prosecutor for review.

The school is not naming the staff person accused of inappropriate conduct -- or saying if the alleged inappropriate conduct happened on school property.

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