May 21, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Allegations surface of inappropriate relationship between Bishop Foley student, staff

Madison Heights police are investigating an alleged inappropriate relationship between a staff member of Bishop Foley High School and a student, officials said Wednesday.

The parents of the student and the president of the high school on Friday filed a complaint against the staff member with the Madison Heights Police Department.

“The complaint alleges that inappropriate conduct occurred between a staff member of Bishop Foley High School and a student,” police said in a statement Wednesday. “The Madison Heights Police Department is in the preliminary stages of conducting an investigation that will involve multiple jurisdictions.”

Police declined to provide further information.

The staff member is no longer at the high school, according to a statement issued by the Archdiocese of Detroit. The archdiocese said it is cooperating with law enforcement.

A letter mailed Tuesday to parents of students informed them the school had received allegations of misconduct.

“Because the matter has been turned over to law enforcement authorities, the school and the archdiocese are unable to give any further details,” the archdiocese said in a statement.

“Providing a safe, Christian environment for students is at the very core of what it means to be a Catholic school,” the statement continued. “Whatever the details or outcome, such allegations are disconcerting and are treated with the utmost seriousness.”

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