Henry Sibley HS Families Notified Teacher on Paid Administrative Leave, Investigation Ongoing

Christine Lee Funk Photo: Mendota Heights Police Department
Christine Lee Funk

March 01, 2017 11:29 AM

Henry Sibley High School parents were notified Tuesday that a teacher was placed on paid administrative leave.

The district said an investigation is ongoing after a complaint against one of the teachers. The school district confirmed Christine Funk is on paid leave. 

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She was held Tuesday on probable cause of possessing pornography on a work device. Funk has not been formally charged.

Funk has been released. She was initially scheduled to appear in court at noon Wednesday, but Dakota County reports charges are not expected this week.

Mendota Heights Police said the department is working with the district to investigate but cannot comment on open cases.

The full letter can be read below: 

Parents and Guardians:

Yesterday we received a complaint against one of our teachers.  Although data privacy laws prohibit us from discussing the nature of the complaint, we can share that we immediately placed the teacher on paid administrative leave and commenced an investigation into the situation.  The investigation is ongoing. 

You may be frustrated by the data privacy laws that limit our ability to share additional information.  We share your frustration.  We can assure you that we will provide additional information when the law allows us to do so. 

The intent of this message is to inform you of a developing situation – one that we take seriously.  However, we want you to know that we do not have any reason to believe that the situation presents an ongoing risk to any student or employee.  The safety and security of our students and employees remains our highest priority.

Respectfully,

Ron Monson

Principal

Henry Sibley High School

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