UPDATE: Superintendent investigates “inappropriate teacher-student relationships”

The superintendent is calling for information between 2014 and 2020

UPDATE 5:15 P.M. MARCH 22, 2022

FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fleming County School system is investigating claims of inappropriate teacher-student relationships dating back to 2014 and continuing up until two years ago. So many tips were coming in from the public, the district set up a tipline.

Fleming County Superintendent Brian Creasman is asking people to come forward with information on inappropriate teacher-student relationships, including “sexual harassment, assault of students or unwanted contact at Fleming County High School,” the press release says.

“Even though, it’s happened in the past, we still have an obligation to look at it, make sure that we fully investigated it,” says Creasman. “That way we can tell the general public exactly, make sure that we’re transparent, that we’re building trust, that we’re showing that we’re not sweeping this under the rug even though it may have happened 3-4 years ago.”

We asked Kentucky State Police whether there were any open criminal investigations within the school district. KSP told us of a case that was closed three years ago. We have submitted an open records request for this case.

“For my own clarification, the incident from like three years ago is not necessarily the same one that the press release is about? They’re two separate incidents?” asks WTVQ reporter Maddie McQueen.

“Not necessarily. I mean, we can’t speak to that it’s the same thing,” says Michelle Hunt, Chief Academic Officer. “We aren’t working in conjunction with KSP.”

Creasman says it could take weeks, even months, to get to the bottom of these situations.

To find the tipline, click the link HERE or call (606)845-5851.

ORIGINAL STORY

FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ/PRESS RELEASE) – The following press release was put on the Fleming County Schools website by Superintendent Brian Creasman:

“Dear Fleming Countians,

Based on information school and district administrators have received, Fleming County Schools is encouraging those with information regarding any inappropriate teacher-student relationships, sexual harassment, assault of students, or unwanted contact at Fleming County High School to report. All years are important, but we are specifically seeking information for the academic years of 2014 through 2020. If you have information, please contact the district office at 606-845-5851 or you can report anonymously at the following link: https://www.fleming.kyschools.us/harassment-bullying-report

To those who have already come forward, thank you.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 606-845-5851 or via email at brian.creasman@fleming.kyschools.us. We take all tips and reports seriously.”

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