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Police investigate reports of inappropriate touching by a teacher

(WMC-TV) – Memphis Police Department confirms that a Chickasaw Junior High School student reported a teacher touched her inappropriately.

A school security officer was the first person to speak with the responding police officer and said the 14-year-old student identified a male teacher as the person who touched her.

Parents were not happy to hear the allegations.

"I have a child that goes here, nieces and nephews that go here and somebody has to look out for the children," said Jacqueline Sumerall.

"It's crazy and I hope they get down to the part of if he did it or didn't," agreed Darry Atkins.

The school system says they take all student concerns very seriously and it will follow all proper protocols.

School policy allows the school to subpoena witnesses, as well as examine all evidence relevant to the case before the investigation is complete.

"Chickasaw is a very good school. Mr. Nelson is a wonderful principal, so I think he will handle it the right way and I think Shelby County Schools will handle it too," added Sumerall.

No arrest has been made in the ongoing investigation.

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