Teacher resigns, principal on leave over 'inappropriate contact' with student

Authorities opened an investigation into the contact between a former teacher and student at the DeKalb School of the Arts, school district spokesman R. Scott Belzer confirmed in a news release. The school is located in Avondale Estates, Georgia, outside of Atlanta.

The way the report was handled is also under investigation by the school district, Belzer said.

The teacher resigned during the process, and the principal is on paid leave, according to Belzer. The principal is also retiring, he said.

“The investigation into these reports is at a very early stage,” Belzer said.

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