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LOUISVILLE, Colo. -- The Boulder Valley School District said Thursday that a teacher is on paid administrative leave.

Luke Skerpon is in his second year as a choir teacher at Monarch High School and is under investigation by the Louisville Police Department.

Details are scarce and administrators cannot comment about allegations because the investigation is ongoing.

Parents and students said the reason for the paid leave involved a relationship with a student who graduated last year.

Police are investigating if the allegations are true, if the student was younger than 18 when the relationship started and if it started while the student was still in school.

A spokesman for the district said it’s taking the allegations seriously.