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Deputies investigating allegation that school dance chaperone touched student

Deputies investigating allegation that school dance chaperone touched student
Posted at 5:24 PM, Feb 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-17 17:24:05-05

Deputies are investigating allegations that a chaperone touched a middle school student during a school-sponsored dance. 

The reported incident happened at Leonardtown Middle School on Friday night in St. Mary's County. The girl told deputies that a chaperone that was a man touched her and make her feel uncomfortable. 

After the allegation was reported, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and St. Mary's County Public Schools immediately launched an investigation. Deputies have talked with school officials, interviewed witnesses, spoke with parents and reviewed video surveillance footage, but the incident was not taped. 

This incident is under review and the Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with any information to contact Deputy First Class Schultz at (301) 475-4200 extension *1953 or by email at Austin.Schultz@stmarysmd.com. The St. Mary’s County Public Schools have fully cooperated with this investigation; both the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and St. Mary’s County Public Schools remain committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of all students.