ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria police say they are investigating after a teacher was accused of inappropriate contact with a student at T.C. Williams High School.
Police say school officials contacted them this past Friday about the allegation. The teacher was removed from the school and placed on administrative leave, said police.
T.C. Williams High School Principal Suzanne Maxey wrote a letter to parents and students that said, in part:
"Last Friday, two students reported rumors that one of our male teachers was having inappropriate relations with several of our female students. As we do with any rumor, we thoroughly investigated the situation. Within a short time, we discovered enough information to contact ACPS Human Resources and remove the teacher from the school. The police have been contacted and all appropriate actions are being taken. Furthermore the teacher has resigned. Given that this is an on-going school district and police investigation, I am not able to share any additional information. I can assure you that the students involved and their parents have been contacted and we are providing them with appropriate support. Our student's welfare and safety continues to be our primary concern."
The name of the teacher was not released.