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HFM BOCES school psychologist faces child endangerment count, HFM BOCES says

HFM BOCES school psychologist faces child endangerment count, HFM BOCES says

HFM BOCES school psychologist faces child endangerment count, HFM BOCES says
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JOHNSTOWN -- A Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery school psychologist has been charged with child endangerment and is on leave, HFM BOCES said in a news release Monday.

The psychologist was placed on leave Feb. 4 by BOCES after it was notified of an investigation into an incident that occurred after school hours the day before, officials said.

The psychologist was assigned to BOCES programs in Gloversville and Johnstown.

HFM BOCES identified the specific charge as endangering the welfare of a child, which is a misdemeanor.

The BOCES release does not name the psychologist, say when or where the psychologist was arrested or what prompted their release Monday, nearly three months after the employee was placed on leave.

The release also did not specify what the employee is accused of or identify which law enforcement agency arrested the person.

Initial efforts by The Daily Gazette to find out that information from local law enforcement agencies or courts were unsuccessful Monday afternoon. A phone call to HFM BOCES was not immediately returned.

The HFM BOCES release Monday included a statement from HFM BOCES interim Superintendent Anita Murphy.

"The safety of our students is our number one priority and HFM BOCES will continue to cooperate with authorities in any way we can," Murphy's statement reads. "As this is a personnel matter, we are unable to comment further."

 

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