UNION — A Union County High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave while the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) investigates an allegation of inappropriate conduct with a student.
Union County School District Superintendent Dr. Kristi Woodall confirmed Friday afternoon that a teacher at UCHS had been placed on administration leave pending a SLED investigation. Woodall said that the teacher had been placed on administrative leave Oct. 6 but could provide no further information.
Capt. Greg Pickens of the Union Public Safety Department also confirmed that SLED is investigating the teacher. Pickens said the investigation concerns an allegation of inappropriate conduct with a student.
The case had originally been referred to the public safety department, but Pickens said Public Safety Director Sam White had decided that based on the circumstances of the case and because it involves a school district employee, to refer it to SLED.
As for when the investigation might be completed, Pickens said that SLED had informed the public safety department that it might be a few days because the agency has been dealing with the effects of the flooding that took place in Columbia earlier this month.
The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:
— Pamela Ouzts McGowan, 38, of 501 West South Street, Union, was charged with disorderly conduct on Oct. 14.
— Broderick Demark Greene, 25, of 171 Meansville Road, Union, was charged with third-degree domestic violence around 6:10 p.m. Oct. 14. According to the arrest warrant, Greene struck a woman in the face while at an address on Brockman Heights in Union.
— Dameian Declark Hill, 37, of 204 Hicks Street, Union, was charged with domestic violence around 3:10 p.m. Oct. 14. According to the incident report, the victim claimed Hill struck her in the head and legs with a baseball bat.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrest:
— Jessica Elizabeth Gardler, 22, of 181 Pine Street, Buffalo, was charged with public intoxication around 3:50 p.m. Oct. 14.