Posted on August 10, 2012 at 9:46 PM
Friday, Aug 10 at 10:19 PM
SAN ANTONIO -- South San Independent School District officials have confirmed that six district police officers are being investigated by the district on allegations of sexual harassment of an employee, misuse of fuel money and falsifying police reports.
“There’s not a district anywhere in Texas, or anywhere really in the country that’s immune from these types of things happening,” said South San ISD spokesperson Ed Suarez.
“So it is what it is and you deal with it.”
In this case, Suarez said the investigation started about a week ago and will be handled by the superintendent’s office, not an outside agency. District officials said that’s not uncommon.
“Sometimes the scope of the charges are such that you feel like you need outside help, but sometimes it is a judgment call and the superintendent felt like it could be handle within the district,” said Suarez.
The allegations come after charges were filed against a former employee accused of pocketing cash from football games, among other negative publicity. That’s why district officials said it’s important to be open with the public.
“They need to know we’re going to resolve it as quickly as possible and that’s all we can do." said Suarez
"To restore the public’s trust it takes time and these are steps in the process,” said Suarez.
Suarez said the district hopes to have the investigation wrapped up by as early as next week.