5th grade teacher accused of sexually assaulting students

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A 5th-grade teacher in Michigan is accused of sexually assaulting multiple students.

Patrick Daley, 45, was charged Tuesday five counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct (touching) and one count of second-degree assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct, according to WILX.

The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office says it started an investigation into Daley on May 31 2018, after allegations were made by several students.

The accusations involve inappropriate touching of students, the Sheriff’s Office says.

Daley was put on leave when the concerns first came up at the end of the 2017-18 school year. And just last week a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The school district is now looking into tenure charges to terminate Daley’s employment as a teacher and a coach in the district.

Daley is due back in court on Oct. 11.

The school released a letter on October 4 to the Holt Public Schools parents and guardians letting them know that this type of information can be jarring for students and that help is available, according to WILX.

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