Dearborn Hts. school staffer probed over allegations

Mark Hicks The Detroit News

A staffer at a Dearborn Heights school is being investigated for alleged inappropriate behavior with female students, district officials said.

In a message on the Dearborn Heights School District No. 7 website this week, Superintendent John Fazer said the employee had been placed on administrative leave pending a probe. A complaint also was turned over to the Dearborn Heights Police Department, which is investigating, he wrote.

His statement did not disclose the details of the alleged behavior or name the school where the staffer worked. Fox 2 Detroit reported it was Annapolis High.

Fazer said district officials recently learned about the allegations involving the worker, who was hired through an outside employment agency, in an anonymous email.

“The safety and welfare of our students and staff is of the utmost concern and focus at all times,” he wrote. “We take all allegations seriously and act immediately, which has lead to a law enforcement investigation. I encourage everyone to remain focused on our task at hand as we finish the final days of the school year. I will provide you with follow up information when I am at liberty to do so. ”