AVERILL PARK, N.Y. - The Averill Park Central School District says a high school teacher has been fired and now State Police say a criminal investigation is underway surrounding his conduct.
State Police tell the NEWS CENTER a pending criminal investigation began last week involving the conduct of 26-year-old Doug Lenseth, a math teacher in the high school who has also worked as a substitute teacher for the district.
State Police would not confirm what specific conduct is under investigation or what charges could be pending.
In a statement on the district website Monday, Superintendent James Hoffman states "To our knowledge, at no time were district students involved, were any students in any danger, and no actions took place on school grounds or using district facilities or equipment."
He goes on to say, "Our purpose in posting this is to answer rumors that are spreading regarding this situation. If you have any information that would be related to this situation, we encourage you to contact the New York State Police, at 732-4644. Thank you."
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