( Pendleton County ) - A part-time volleyball coach for the Pendleton County School District was taken into custody on Friday.
Police have charged 21-year-old Cassandra Elfers with sexual abuse, saying she had an inappropriate relationship with an underage teen boy.
Superintendent Anthony Strong released this statement:
On Sunday, January 13th, the administration of the Pendleton County School District became aware of rumors that a paraprofessional, part time coach, may have been involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student. The administration acted immediately to investigate and took the necessary steps to insure that this individual had no further contacts with students.
The matter is now in the hands of the Kentucky State Police and the Pendleton County Attorney with whom we are fully cooperating. No further public comment will be made by the school district pending the resolution of the criminal proceedings.
I assure you that the administration of the Pendleton County School District acted swiftly and decisively to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. That is, and will always be our primary concern.