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A teacher in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda school district has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by authorities, police said Tuesday.

Town of Tonawanda police have been working with the school district and the Erie County District Attorney’s Office to investigate allegations of “criminal acts” committed by a Ken-Ton teacher, according to a press release.

Police did not provide any further details on Tuesday because of concerns that it would be detrimental to any prosecution.

“Not much more I can say,” Lt. Nicholas A. Bado said late Tuesday. “The main message is we’re taking appropriate steps to investigate the allegations made against a school teacher to see if there’s any credibility to them that would lead to charges.

“The school district basically just wants everyone – parents in particular – to be confident that the safety of the students was looked after by immediately placing this teacher on administrative leave,” Bado said.