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Unidentified faculty member accused of inappropriate conduct

 UPDATED: A faculty member at Arlington Catholic High School, 16 Medford St., recently was put on administrative leave, escorted from the building and shortly thereafter resigned. This follows allegations made by multiple students of inappropriate contact having occurred earlier in the semester. The matter is now being investigated by local law enforcement and by AC school authorities.

 "I can report that the Arlington Police Department is aware of the situation at Arlington Catholic High School and [that] the matter is under investigation by members of our Criminal Investigations Bureau," said Capt. Richard Flynn, spokesman for the APD, via email, at 2:15 p.m. Dec. 21. "As a Massachusetts Municipal Police Agency, we cannot comment on matters under investigation." 

AC officials have not responded as of yet (8 p.m. Dec. 21) to YourArlington inquiries made by email and telephone. It has been reported elsewhere that AC earlier released an official statement to other media and also sent letters to the families of currently enrolled AC students; the letter meanwhile was located and is viewable here >>

The one-page letter, dated Dec. 19, says in part that the school is conducting an internal investigation and also has notified the legal department of the archdiocese about the matter, which came to light a week ago, Dec. 14.

The letter concludes with the following: "We are proud of our faculty members who promptly and without hesitation brought this incident to the administration. All members of our community take seriously their role to protect our students and the school community as a whole. Please respect the privacy of those affected by this situation. We ask that you exercise the Christian virtues of prudence and charity by refraining from discussing individual circumstances through conversations or social media."

Other media accounts of the situation are here >> and here >>

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 This article initially based on information from area television stations was first published in the early afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023. It was updated later that afternoon to include a brief statement from the Arlington Police Department and again later in the afternoon to refer to an online letter from Arlington Catholic High School.