Amid police investigation, Filer school staffers placed on leave

Three Filer school employees have been placed on leave, as police investigate claims of misconduct.

District Superintendent John Graham appears to be one of the three employees on leave, the Twin Falls Times-News reported Friday.

The district sent out a statement Friday, acknowledging the police investigation. It was signed by Shane Hild, Filer’s middle school principal, identified in the statement as the district’s acting superintendent.

The statement offered no details about the nature of the allegations, the Times-News reported.

“(The district has) a responsibility not to rush to judgment and risk inadvertently causing harm to any member of our school community,” according to the statement, as quoted by the Times-News. “We would ask for patience and understanding as the matter is investigated.”



Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

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