August 9, 2017 - Statement From Tenaha ISD Superintendent Scott Tyner:
We have been informed by the TISD Chief of Police and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office that formal charges have been brought against a now former employee of the District for an improper relationship between educator and a student. Upon report, school administrators immediately contacted law enforcement to make them aware of the allegations. At that time, all matters as they relate to the employee in question have been handled as a criminal investigation in accordance with State law.
At the open of business on Monday, I accepted the employee's resignation of employment with TISD which officially ended the District's involvement in this case. I refer all questions to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, as well as appropriate law enforcement personnel about ongoing criminal proceedings as it relates to this case. Meanwhile, we here at TISD are devastated that something that has been a national epidemic has now hit so close to home. However, TISD is not defined by the shortfalls and choices of any one individual. Our tight knit, committed, and professional family remains united in its mission to establish, maintain, and build trust with each individual student.
We must move on, and now we turn our attention to preparing to greet our student body for what is sure to be another great school year.