Wilmington police investigate complaint of teacher touching student

By Nathan Kraatz - nkraatz@civitasmedia.com

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a complaint alleging inappropriate touching of a student by a Wilmington High School teacher, according to police records.

A WPD report stated the alleged incident was reported to police Wednesday, April 20.

WPD Detective Bob Wilson confirmed police “are investigating a complaint of a teacher inappropriately touching a student.” Wilson said he couldn’t otherwise comment on the ongoing investigation.

The incident remains under investigation, and no one has been charged with committing a crime.

Wilmington City Schools Superintendent Ron Sexton said, “At this point, there’ll be no comment on any personnel issue.”

“We take all allegations seriously while protecting, at the same time, the privacy of the staff member,” Sexton said of the district’s policy toward allegations of inappropriate conduct.

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By Nathan Kraatz