Published in the April 8, 2016 edition

MELROSE — Apparently another incident of alleged inappropriate conduct by a staff member of the Veterans Memorial Middle School has triggered administrative action, but the Weekly News has learned the inappropriate conduct was disciplinary in nature and the employee was at work this week.

Last week, the following statement was received from Superintendent of Schools Cyndy Taymore regarding the incident.

“Recently this administration received a report that a teacher at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School was involved in inappropriate conduct with a student. This behavior was non-sexual and non-discriminatory. We take all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously and are fully investigating the incident.

“This is a personnel matter and details surrounding the incident must remain confidential. However, we feel it is important that we notify the community that measures have been put in place at the middle school to ensure the safety of students is maintained at all times. We encourage parents to have open and honest discussions with their students, who may have questions or concerns, and we ask that the community remain patient as we conduct our investigation.”