Local teacher put on leave after threat to student resigns

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BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas (KWTX) A Bruceville-Eddy High School teacher who was placed on administrative leave while officials investigated allegations that a student was threatened has resigned.

“The high school teacher who threatened a student has been put on administrative leave for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year,” Superintendent Richard Kilgore said in a brief press release Wednesday.

The district “feels that this decision is in the best interest of our students and the district,” he said.

“The teacher’s resignation for the 2018-2019 school year was accepted by the administration on Feb. 22 and is not related to the recent incident,” he said.

The district has not identified the teacher and has not provided any details of the alleged threat.

The Bruceville-Eddy Police Department was also investigating, the district said in a brief press release Monday.

The police department has not responded to requests for information about the status of the investigation.