BRYANT, AR – The investigation into the alleged sexual misconduct of a Bryant High School teacher
is ongoing. The teacher is on paid administrative leave and their lawyer maintains his innocence.
“We deny that there is any wrongdoing whatsoever. The investigation is ongoing. He is on paid leave at this time pending some kind of decision,” said Bill James.
At a meeting Monday night, members of the Bryant School Board and other district administrators would not comment on the investigation. But some parents in attendance expressed concern.
"I can't stand the thought of a child being abused. However, I also can't stand the thought of someone accusing someone inappropriately. I would just like to see it ended,” said Terry McElroy.
The teacher, who is not being named because no charges have been filed, has stood accused of the crime for the last month and a half. Bill James said his client is looking forward to a resolution to the matter.
"It's hard because it's hard to get the allegation off you even after it's been found to be untrue. But he's doing well and his spirits are up and he maintains his innocence, so I think he knows the truth will come out,” said James