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A Central Hardin High School teacher has been fired for allegedly engaging in “inappropriate behavior” with one or more students at the school, according to Hardin County Schools officials.
HCS officials received an anonymous phone call Monday concerning allegations against Steven Gray, a social studies teacher and boys’ cross country coach who has been at Central Hardin since 2006, said Superintendent Nannette Johnston. Johnston began an investigation into the matter and Gray’s last day as an HCS employee was Monday. A substitute teacher was in place Tuesday, the final day of school prior to Thanksgiving break.
The investigation performed by HCS has been completed, but an investigation by Kentucky State Police is ongoing, Johnston said. She said minors could be involved.
KSP spokesman Bruce Reeves said he couldn’t comment on an ongoing investigation.
Johnston wouldn’t elaborate on what “inappropriate behavior” included. She said the school district was aggressive in dealing with the situation.
“I frankly found it very appalling, unacceptable and it will not be tolerated,” she said.
Kelly Cantrall can be reached at (270) 505-1747.