ELKINS, W.Va. — Parents in Randolph County are concerned of an elementary school teacher mistreating students.

Six parents addressed the Randolph County Board of Education during its meeting Tuesday, alleging that their children were mistreated by a teacher while enrolled in the pre-kindergarten program at Beverly Elementary School.

Gabriel Devono

“We’ve already looked into it as a school system, and then we did the reporting requirements that we had to to DHHR and Child Protective Services,” Randolph County Schools Superintendent Dr. Gabe Devono told WAJR-Clarksburg. “They’re looking into it, and we’ll be meeting with them off and on to find out where the progress is at this time.”

Devono said this isn’t the first he’s heard these allegations, that a parent came into the school several years ago making accusations about the same Randolph County teacher.

“It’s nothing recently. It’s something that happened seven or eight years ago,” he said. “We took it very seriously and we took immediate action, and that included the reporting requirement. To date, this allegation dating back seven or eight years ago has not been substantianted at this time.”

The identity of the teacher was not disclosed during the meeting.

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