Grafton High School teacher at center of misconduct investigation

GRAFTON, Mass. — A Grafton High School teacher is at the center of a misconduct investigation, just weeks after the school's senior graduation.

Students at the school tell Boston 25 News they haven't seen the popular teacher since last week.

"Honestly gobsmacked," Steijn Balogn, a Grafton High School junior, said. "I think a lot of people are surprised about this."

Superintendent James Cummings released a quick statement about the situation with a limited comment.

"We are reviewing information alleging misconduct by a teacher," the statement read. "We neither confirm nor deny the identity of the teacher, as this is a personnel matter.  The District has no further comment at this time.”

A source within the school told Boston 25 News the identity of the teacher, which won't be released because the district has not officially done so.

Students and parents say they know what the allegations are, but the school hasn't made an official announcement yet.

"Since it’s so recent, I think they’re trying to figure out what the right thing is to say to us as students," Balogh said.

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Balogh credits the teacher for helping him in his freshman and sophomore years. Now, at the end of his junior year, the 18-year-old doesn't know what to make of the situation.

"I liked her from the get-go," Balogh said. "As soon as I walked in freshman year, she made it very welcoming and not as scary as what it is."

Grafton Police referred all questions on the situation to the school district.