Jefferson ISD trainer charged with improper relationship with scholar | Marion

JEFFERSON — A Jefferson ISD trainer was arrested on a cost of improper relationship with a male scholar after an investigation by Jefferson ISD Police.

Shannon Griffin, an English and theater trainer at Jefferson Excessive College, was arrested Friday by Jefferson ISD Police and booked into the Marion County Jail, Jefferson ISD Superintendent Rob Barnwell mentioned Wednesday.

Griffin, 47, was launched Friday on a $20,000 bond, Marion County Jail data confirmed Wednesday.

Griffin, who additionally served as the highschool’s cheerleader sponsor, resigned from the district Tuesday.

Barnwell mentioned the district first started investigating Griffin on Feb. 5, and she or he remained on paid administrative depart through the investigation.

“This began out as an administrative investigation and has now been taken over by legislation enforcement,” Barnwell mentioned final week. “On Feb. 5, Jefferson ISD positioned a feminine highschool trainer on administrative depart pending an investigation. The district took this motion in immediate response to a report of an alleged inappropriate relationship with a scholar. The district promptly reported the information to acceptable authorities, together with Little one Protecting Companies and native legislation enforcement authorities.”

The cheer crew is internet hosting a compulsory assembly for potential members and present cheer mother and father at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the highschool’s commons space.

Barnwell mentioned final week scholar security is his precedence.

“As a public faculty district, the security and well-being of our college students stays our highest precedence,” Barnwell mentioned. “We are going to proceed to work carefully with all companies concerned to help with this investigation, and we are going to preserve communication with the suitable folks concerned as this example develops. If anybody has info which can be deemed as useful to us concerning this investigation, please be happy to contact my workplace.”