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State investigating claim that former teacher had sexual contact with students

A former substitute teacher at Bardstown High School is being investigated for having inappropriate sexual contact with students. (Source: Bardstown City Schools) A former substitute teacher at Bardstown High School is being investigated for having inappropriate sexual contact with students. (Source: Bardstown City Schools)

BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Officials with the Bardstown City Schools have confirmed that a former substitute teacher is facing questions from Kentucky Child Protective Services following allegations that she had inappropriate sexual contact with at least three Bardstown High School students over summer break.

Administrators have not identified the former employee, nor her accusers. They tell WAVE 3 News that the former substitute now works as a program coordinator for a neighboring school district in a non-teaching role.

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"We became aware of this about two weeks into the fall term," said Chris Pickett, principal of Bardstown High School. "We interviewed students, and have turned over our findings to the state for further investigation."

The alleged incident occurred off-campus sometime between early June and early August ,Pickett and Bardstown City Schools Superintendent Brent Holsclaw said.

"She worked about twenty days, as needed, the past school year," said Holsclaw. "There was nothing prior to this to indicate there were any concerns with her conduct inside or outside the classroom.

WAVE 3 News is attempting to reach administrators in the adjoining school district, and supervisors of the college readiness program said to employ the woman in question.

This story will be updated

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