Murray High School Teacher Under Investigation For "Inappropriate Things"

Sep 12, 2018

Kentucky State Police are investigating a Murray High School teacher for “inappropriate things.”

Trooper Jay Thomas said the KSP received a call from the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board and began an investigation in mid-August.

He said they are looking at two possible victims: a current student and a former student and the board has been investigating the matter for at least a couple of years.

“I don’t know if it’s the same complaint and it is taking them this long or if it’s ongoing or he’s been looked at by them multiple times,” Thomas said.

Board Director of Educator Ethics Chelsea Young said the board receives complaints from superintendents and school districts from around the state. They’re also required to report contracts that are terminated, not renewed, or people that resign. Young said the process can take more than a year before the complaint can actually reach an attorney due to the time it can take to gather evidence. Last year, the state received more than 900 complaints and the state has been working on a backlog for a number of years.

Neither Thomas, nor Young, would confirm the identity of the teacher.

Murray High School Principal Teresa Speed and Murray Independent School District Public Information Officer Sherry Purdom both declined to comment.

No charges have been filed and a time table doesn’t exist regarding the investigation’s progress.