NIAGARA FALLS – The Niagara Falls School District and Niagara Falls Police Department are remaining tight-lipped about an investigation involving a 79th Street school employee that came to light Monday.
Niagara Falls Police Chief Bryan DalPorto said the allegations involve sexual misconduct, but he added, “It is so early in the investigation that at this point, it is just allegations, and no one has been charged.”
Angelo Massaro, the attorney for the district, confirmed Tuesday that an employee of that school has been put on paid administrative leave while police investigate.
“There were allegations made against an individual employed at the school, and we placed that person on administrative leave, which is the normal procedure that we follow pending a complete review and investigation,” Massaro said.
He said that after the investigation is completed, the district will take whatever action is warranted.
But Massaro said the investigation does not involve the 79th Street school or the 79th Street school community.
“Apparently, this is an incident which occurred years ago,” Massaro said.
“This is an active investigation at this point, and police are still investigating,” DalPorto said.