Substitute teacher banned from Fort Bragg

March 14, 2012 3:42:04 PM PDT
A substitute teacher at Fort Bragg has been banned from post after alleged incidents of inappropriate touching were reported at multiple elementary schools.

Parents were sent a letter Tuesday alerting them that the substitute teacher in question is now under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Command and the FBI.

Click here to see the letter (.pdf)

The letter from Col. Stephen Sicinski -- Fort Bragg's garrison commander -- was sent to parents of students attending McNair Elementary School on Honeycutt Road on post.

The male teacher worked at seven different schools over a two year period. Officials said the incidents in question involve male and female students and happened at multiple schools, but they declined to name specific schools.

One incident allegedly happened in Nov. 2011. After school officials found out about it, the teacher was fired.

Fort Bragg leaders assured the public that the substitute was properly screen before being hired, but has since been banned from the post and has not been employed by the Fort Bragg school system since the initial reported incident.

In addition to the letter, parents were also sent tips on talking with their children about "good touch" versus "bad touch."

Officials on base haven't named the teacher at this point, because no charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing.

A hotline has been set up by Fort Bragg for concerned parents. That number is (910) 907-6680.

Town Hall Meetings for parents take place Friday at three locations. Parents can attend any of the three:

  • Pope Elementary School (Principal Dr. Kim McBroom), (910) 907-0209 -- 10 a.m.
  • Holbrook Elementary School (Principal Ms. Wanda McKinzy), (910) 907-0205 -- 1:30 p.m.
  • The Main Post Theater -- 4 p.m.

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