Duxbury Schools Administrator On Leave After Accusation Of Sexual Assault

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DUXBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Duxbury Public Schools responded to a sexual assault allegation against one of its administrators on Tuesday. A letter sent to Duxbury parents said the accusation came from an elementary school student's family.

Interim Superintendent Danielle Klingaman harshly condemned the allegations, saying it believed they were "blatantly untrue and harmful," and that the district was only sending around the letter because the allegations were made in public.

But the district did say it had placed the accused administrator on paid leave as a "standard practice," and had opened an investigation into the allegations with Duxbury Police, the Plymouth County D.A.'s office and the state's Department of Children and Families.

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"We are confident the facts will prove the claims to be false," the letter read. They offered no other information on the accused or the accuser. Separately, the Duxbury Police confirmed they were investigating the case but released no other information.

It's the second sexual assault accusation in the district this year alone. In March, parents of former Duxbury Middle School student Parker Foley filed a lawsuit that accused former gym teacher John Blake of sexually assaulting their son in the mid-2000's. The case led to an independent investigation, according to the Patriot Ledger.

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Written by Chaiel Schaffel

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