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Whitney Young High School employee removed after allegation of inappropriate interaction with student

The employee, a member of the school’s non-teaching staff, is the subject of an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General for Chicago Public Schools.

Whitney Young High School
Whitney Young High School
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An employee at Whitney Young Magnet High School on the Near West Side has been removed from the school following an allegation that the worker interacted inappropriately with a student, according to officials.

Principal Joyce Kenner made the announcement Friday in a message sent to students and parents at the school and said the incident was under investigation by the Office of the Inspector General for Chicago Public Schools.

Kenner said the parents of the student had been contacted, but said she could provide no other information, including whether the incident allegedly happened on the school’s campus at 211 S. Laflin St.

The Office of Student Protections and Title IX are providing additional resources to the student, Kenner said. A final determination about whether the subject of the investigation will return to the school was still pending.