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Inappropriate student-teacher relationship under investigation

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All Shelby County Schools will confirm is that Memphis police are looking into allegations of inappropriate teacher-student conduct involving a Melrose high faculty member. All Shelby County Schools will confirm is that Memphis police are looking into allegations of inappropriate teacher-student conduct involving a Melrose high faculty member.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - A Melrose High School teacher is under investigation for possibly inappropriate contact with students.

The high school football team practiced on Monday while many classmates talked about some off-the-field allegations involving a teacher.

WMC Action News 5 decided not to identify the teacher until charges are filed or something else develops.

Although there's plenty of chatter online and in the Orange Mound community.

"You know, rumors come from, some of, everywhere, but I'd like to most definitely hear from the horse's mouth," said resident Tony Pittman.

All Shelby County Schools will confirm is that Memphis police are looking into allegations of inappropriate teacher-student conduct involving a Melrose high faculty member.

Adding in a statement, "We have taken appropriate action and are cooperating fully with MPD's investigation. The teacher has been suspended pending the outcome. We cannot comment further as this is an ongoing police investigation."

"It's always a side of the story not being told. So, I think it's something that most definitely needs to be investigated," said Pittman.

Meanwhile, students have opinions on the type of behavior that has resulted in the arrests of so many other teachers across the nation. This investigation comes a year after Melrose was in the middle of a spending scandal involving school money.

At one point, the principal was suspended.

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