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Northville High School teacher arrested on 'potential criminal charges'

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Posted at 6:43 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 18:55:40-05

NORTHVILLE, Mich. (WXYZ) — The superintendent of Northville Public Schools sent a message to students and families Monday informing them that a teacher at Northville High School was arrested. The letter says that the arrest was "in anticipation of potential criminal charges."

"In keeping with our district’s ongoing commitment to communicate with our parents and community members on matters of concern to our families, it is with a heavy heart that I inform you that one of our male high school teachers was arrested this morning, in anticipation of potential criminal charges," read the letter sent by Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher and Northville High School Principal Tony Koski.

The name of the teacher has not yet been released, likely because he has not officially been charged. The school district says that the teacher's arraignment is expected to happened "within the next few days."

The district is not led to believe the allegations involve a student at the school, the letter says. However, the teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending a review.

No further information was released regarding the teacher's arrest and allegations.

"We are fully cooperating with law enforcement and guided by their directives relating to information we may release and any other steps that may be taken to ensure student safety," the district adds.