NC teacher's question caused investigation

Winston-Salem, NC - NORTH CAROLINA (AP) - Police say a North Carolina teacher inadvertently set off an investigation into whether a school system properly reports crimes when he asked a school police officer about the status of the teacher's case.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported the teacher in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system asked an officer in May for an update on the investigation.

At the time, the school system hadn't told police of allegations the teacher had touched students inappropriately.

Winston-Salem police Capt. David Clayton says the school resource officer told the teacher that police hadn't been told of the allegations. The State Bureau of Investigation has confirmed it's looking into how the system handles reports of crime on campus.

The teacher has been suspended with pay but isn't charged with a crime.

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