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      2 Liberty-Benton staff members on leave pending 'conduct' investigation

      Outside Liberty-Benton High School

      According to a press release, issued Friday, Liberty-Benton school administrators are investigating the actions of 2 staff members accused of "unethical conduct".

      The two employees, each implicated in only one of two separate incidents, were immediately placed on leave pending an investigation into the reports made.

      "First, the Principals investigate the reported situation, obtain all of the facts and will provide a report to me," explained Jim Kanable, Superintendent. He continued, "After my review, I will make recommendations regarding action steps and will follow due process where necessary. These matters may go before the school board at the regularly scheduled board meeting on November 18."

      At that time, the school board would make official determinations regarding the appropriate action. At this time, no one has been terminated.

      School administrators would not go into further detail about the nature of the incidents, under investigation, but did say both involved students in the school community.

      "Our first priority is the safety of our students. While I believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, we will not tolerate unethical conduct where it exists," Kanable added.