Douglas County teacher at center of sheriff’s office investigation placed on leave

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- A teacher in Douglas County who is at the center of a sheriff's office investigation has been placed on administrative leave.

The principal of Sagewood Middle School in Parker notified parents Tuesday about the teacher being placed on leave.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office would not be specific about its investigation, saying it could be anything from sexual harassment to unlawful sexual contact by a person in a position of trust.

The sheriff's office confirmed the allegations are related to an alleged incident involving a student at the school.

Investigators said they want parents to talk to their children to determine if there are any other alleged victims.