South St. Paul Police Investigating Incident Involving Former Teacher

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Andrew Peterson

February 13, 2018 09:14 AM

Police are investigating an incident involving a former South St. Paul teacher, according to South St. Paul Police Chief William Messerich.

Messerich confirmed the department is investigating an incident involving Andrew Peterson, who resigned earlier this year.


"An incident of suspicious circumstances was reported to the police department involving an employee and former student," Messerich said in a statement.

The chief said the incident occurred several years prior to the report being made.

Messerich said police are continuing to investigate and could not release further information.

Peterson was placed on leave by South St. Paul Public Schools and later resigned in January. The district was unable to share the nature of the allegations due to private data laws.

Peterson hasn't been charged with a crime.






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