A Sentinel High School staff member was placed on administrative leave this week pending an investigation regarding an alleged sexual assault of a former student. On September 30, Sentinel High School Principal Ryan Rettig sent an email to parents about the incident. According to Rettig, the alleged incident happened several years ago while the student was at Sentinel High School. The staff member was immediately placed on leave while the district conducts a full and thorough investigation into the allegations. Here is the email Rettig sent:

Sentinel Families,

It has come to my attention that some information about a Sentinel staff member is circulating on social media and I want to make sure all families have the facts.

A Sentinel staff member has been placed on administrative leave this week pending an investigation about alleged sexual assault of a former student that occurred several years ago while the student was at Sentinel High School.

Per normal procedures, and in the interest of protecting student safety, staff members are immediately placed on leave while the district conducts a full and thorough investigation into the allegations. We also cooperate with any ongoing investigations by other law enforcement agencies. We cannot comment on the pending investigation. As we are able to, we will make more information available.

Student safety is of critical importance to our District. As such, all reports are thoroughly investigated and appropriate action is taken. If you have any concerns or questions about your students, please contact me directly.

Sincerely,

Ryan Rettig

Principal

Sentinel High School

(406) 728-2403