Sheriff investigating allegations that teacher used force

Posted at 5:20 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 19:20:41-05

POCATELLO — An elementary school teacher in southeastern Idaho has been placed on leave after allegedly using physical force against a student.

The Idaho State Journal reports the name of the teacher from Grace Elementary School was not released.

Grace School District Superintendent Jamie Holyoak confirmed that the teacher was placed on paid administrative leave while the Caribou County Sheriff's Office investigates the allegations. Holyoak declined to release any details, noting the district's policy against discussing personnel matters.