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Mount Saint Mary Academy fires two teachers in sexual assault investigation

Mount Saint Mary Academy has fired two employees in connection to the investigation surrounding an alleged relationship with one of its employees and a former student.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Mount St. Mary Academy has fired two employees in connection to the investigation surrounding an alleged relationship with one of its employees and a former student.

According to the school, one employee was fired upon learning of the findings of the investigation by LRPD. The other was fired for failure to adhere to state-mandated reporting requirements.

Both employees had been put on administrative leave. Police say one is accused of having a relationship with a former student starting back in 2010. Since the two employees are not yet charged with a crime, Fox 16 will not identify them.

Parent J.C. Daioion called the allegations “disturbing” and “alarming.” Parents were notified Tuesday that the staff members were being put on leave. “I want safety for my child at school,” said Daioion. “I’m not really keen on having details just as long as the school will take action.”
Statement from Diane Wolfe, Principal of Mount Saint Mary Academy:

Based on the findings of an internal investigation by Mount St. Mary Academy and a concurrent investigation by the Little Rock Police Department, a member of the MSM faculty has been terminated for violation of Mount St. Mary policy governing conduct of faculty and staff. The employee was placed on Administrative Leave on Sunday, March 11, 2012 immediately after information was received by MSM concerning the employee’s conduct. This immediate action was taken to remove the employee from the MSM campus and to protect the safety and security of our students. The termination action was taken today by Mount St. Mary Academy upon learning of the findings of the investigation by the Little Rock Police Department.

As part of Mount St. Mary’s internal investigation into events related to this matter, a second employee placed on administrative leave On Monday, March 12, has been terminated for failure to adhere to state-mandated reporting requirements.

Mount St. Mary’s actions with regard to this situation were taken to protect the safety and security of our students which is our foremost priority. In as much as this issue involves pending legal proceedings, and with respect to rights of individual privacy protected by law, Mount St. Mary will have no statements on the details of the allegations.

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