SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.—Authorities are investigating a possible assault involving a substitute teacher at Trent Elementary. Deputies believe that multiple students may be involved in the incident in a sixth grade classroom. The Spokane Valley Sheriff is investigating.
East Valley School District leaders released a statement Thursday. It stated that a substitute teacher in one of the classrooms put his hands on students and did other inappropriate things. Students told authorities that the teacher smelled like alcohol. They also stated that the teacher verbally assaulted students.
The Principal at Trent Elementary sent home a letter to parents. The letter stated that they teacher in question is gone from campus and will not return to any East Valley schools.
School leaders asked parents to have their sixth-graders write their recollections down and bring them to school on Friday morning if they were in the classroom.