Jefferson County, TN Teacher Suspended Pending Investigation

Jefferson County, TN – Dr. Shane Johnston, Director of Schools released the following statement regarding an incident involving Talbott Elementary School.

“My office was notified late Friday afternoon (August 9, 2019) about an incident that occurred in a teacher’s classroom at Talbott Elementary School in the Jefferson County School District. The principal began an investigation on Friday. Additionally, the teacher involved in Friday’s incident has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.

The safety and wellbeing of our students is a top priority and we work hard to create a culture where school is the safe space that students need in order to grow and mature.

I am unable to make any additional comments at this time, but I am confident that the investigation will be concluded in a timely manner. ”