A local teacher and coach remains on paid leave stemming from an alleged incident that occurred during an overnight lock-in event at the high school.
Brooke Young, a math teacher at the Marysville Early College High School and the head varsity girls basketball coach, was placed on leave from her teaching and coaching duties last week while district officials look into the allegations.
Marysville Superintendent Diane Mankins said the investigation into the incident will be completed by the end of this week, at the latest.
According to information provided by the district the issue was brought to light on Wednesday and involves issues with supervision and lack of professional judgment that occurred on Dec. 29. No additional details about the incident have been provided.
According to the MHS Lady Monarchs Twitter account, the team took part in an overnight lock-in at the school on Dec. 29. The Twitter account shows photos of members taking part in such activities as a gift exchange, puzzles and other team building tasks.
Individuals with knowledge of the incident confirmed that the alleged incident occurred during the lock-in.
A release from Marysville Early College High School Principal Ken Chaffin said that the district took the immediate steps of placing Young on leave from her coaching and teaching duties while officials investigate the allegations. Marysville High School Athletic Director Joey Day confirmed that Young is on paid leave.
The release said that Young is not allowed on school grounds and is prohibited from having contact with students during the course of the investigation.
“This is an unfortunate situation,” the release from Chaffin reads. “We are committed to completing a thorough investigation to support our continued efforts of providing a positive learning environment for our students.”
...For the full story, select an option below.