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Springfield school director placed on leave

The school was put on a modified lockdown on Wednesday.

Posted: Jan 31, 2018 3:52 PM
Updated: Jan 31, 2018 7:58 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The director of a Springfield charter school has been put on administrative leave, following a lockdown and police investigation at the school.

An email was sent out to parents of students at the Academy of Arts and Academics Wednesday afternoon.

In the email, Assistant Superintendent David Collins wrote that Michael Fisher "has been placed on administrative leave as the result of concerns related to conduct."

The email doesn't go into detail as to why Fisher was placed in on administrative leave but state that Kevin Ricker will serve in his place.

"We apologize for the ambiguity of this news, however, as is often in circumstances involving personnel matters, we are unable to share any additional information," Collins wrote in the email.

The school was put in a modified lockdown for about an hour on Wednesday as police said they were investigating a staff member.

Springfield School District officials said there was no threat to the school but a modified lockdown was declared as a precautionary measure.
Police said the investigation is still in its early stages. Nobody has been arrested.

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