SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A teacher at a Southwest Miami-Dade high school has been reassigned after being accused of doing something inappropriate with a student.

The school district is not elaborating, Monday night, on the accusation but said it involves some sort of improper behavior between a teacher at John A. Ferguson Senior High School and a student.

“I heard a little bit about it, but honestly, it’s disgusting,” said student Vanessa Pelayo. “They haven’t said anything about it. I just heard it from other students.”

District officials wouldn’t name the teacher or say more, except that the allegations are being investigated.

However, a call sent to parents late last week offered a little more information: “This is Wendy Barnett, principal of John A. Ferguson Senior High School, calling to share important information with you. On October 22, 2021, an alleged incident involving a sexual offense involving an employee was reported at the school. Miami-Dade Schools Police Department in conjunction with school administration is investigating this incident. Please contact the school for any additional information.”

7News has reached out to the school for additional information on this case.

“We need to find out exactly what happened,” said parent Neftali Rivera. “Nobody wants to lose their job, but also nobody wants to put their kid in jeopardy. The kids’ safety is number one in the school.”

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