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DCS investigating incident involving Pike Township employee and student

Staff Reports - INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An incident involving a student and an employee with the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township is currently under investigation by the Department of Child Services, according to the school.

While the school district did not provide specifics about the alleged incident, they did state they are fully cooperating with DCS and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

A police report filed on Tuesday says a female employee admitted to sexually assaulting a female student in 2016. The incident happened at New Augusta North Campus, a middle school in Pike Township.

"Can you imagine your kid coming home... just your child having to partake in this?" asked one mother.

"You're almost scared to send your kids to school. It's scary. Something needs to be done immediately," said another mother.

The school says they have taken measures to keep the employee from interacting with students.

"She shouldn't be able to be around kids at all, whatsoever," said another parent.

It is still unclear if the employee was a teacher or other staff member. No arrests have been made and no formal charges have been filed at this point.

The school provided the following statement on the situation:

The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township was notified by the Department of Child and Family Services that they are investigating a case involving an employee. We are cooperating fully with DCFS and IMPD and will continue to do so throughout the course of their investigation. In the meantime, we have taken appropriate measures to prevent the employee from interacting with students. Because this is an ongoing investigation, we are unable to comment further at this time."

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