Update: Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m.
Multiple sources who requested anonymity have told the Times-Mirror the investigation of a Loudoun County High School employee involves the teacher in question sending nude photos to students through an electronic device.
Original story: Nov. 13, 3:04 p.m.
The Leesburg Police Department has confirmed it is investigating an employee at Loudoun County High School.
The investigation began Nov. 1, LPD officials said.
Loudoun County High Principal Michelle Luttrell sent out a message to parents Nov. 9 informing them of the investigation “in response to a number of inquiries” she received about the investigation last week.
“As this is an active case, further information cannot be released at this time in order to protect the integrity of the investigation. LCPS anticipates releasing more information about this matter in the future,” Luttrell said in her statement.
LCPS officials confirmed the employee at the center of the investigation is not at the school. A parent who said she has two students in one of the teacher’s classes told the Times-Mirror a substitute has been placed in the class, and students were informed the teacher is under investigation.
The school system has been awash with controversy in recent weeks. Last month, three Tuscarora students were charged with assault in relation to an incident in the school's locker room, and three instructors have been arrested in the past month due to interactions with children.
Superintendent Eric Williams has not issued a public statement following the teacher arrests.
When asked last week whether Williams had any message for local parents concerned about the numerous incidents involving law enforcement within LCPS, school system spokesman Wayde Byard said: "Superintendent Williams and our school principals address each instance as it happens with the affected school communities."