An educational assistant is no longer working at Adam Scott Collegiate after being charged Wednesday with two counts each of sexual assault and sexual exploitation.
Karen Bagshaw was directed out of school after her arrest and she can no longer be on school property while the charges laid by city police are before the court, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board director of education Rusty Hick said.
Police began investigating the 57-year-old earlier this month, looking into allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct involving students from the 2014-15 school year.
Two minors were involved, with the Criminal Code defining a young person as someone who is 16 or older but under 18, police said Thursday.
The school board, which has done as much as it can to aid the police investigation, was notified of the arrest Wednesday, Hick said. He called the news "incredibly serious and disappointing," particularly given that student safety is a top priority for officials. (more...)