Verdigris elementary teacher under investigation for alleged abuse, on administrative leave

VERDIGRIS, Okla. -- A Verdigris elementary teacher is under investigation for alleged abuse, officials told 2News Monday.

Verdigris Public Schools superintendent Mike Payne said a formal investigation began Oct. 10 into the allegations.

"That teacher is on paid administrative leave, at this time," he said.

Due to the confidentiality of the investigation, Payne was not able to disclose the nature of the allegations or release any names of the parties involved.

Payne said Verdigris police are conducting the investigation.

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