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Jun 24, 2015 11:54 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Westhampton Beach Closes Investigation On Alleged Student-Staff Member Relationship

Jun 24, 2015 11:54 AM

Westhampton Beach School District officials this week acknowledged rumors of “an alleged inappropriate relationship between a staff member and a student” but said they were unable to substantiate the allegations after an internal investigation.

“Those rumors have been unsubstantiated,” Westhampton Beach Schools Superintendent Michael Radday said in an email Tuesday, adding that if anyone has any further information about the alleged relationship, they should contact him directly in the district office.

The internal investigation was apparently conducted without the knowledge of the Westhampton Beach Village Police or the Board of Education. Mr. Radday declined to answer any other questions regarding the investigation.

Westhampton Beach School Board President Suzanne Mensch said earlier this week that she was not aware of any such investigation, though she noted that if she were, she most likely would not be able to comment on the matter because it would qualify as a personnel issue.

Westhampton Beach Police Chief Trevor Gonce said no report has been filed with his department regarding any allegations.

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We investigated ourselves and didn't find anything.
By Paramarine (27), Raleigh, NC on Jun 24, 15 12:09 PM
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Sounds like the Obama administration...
By Preliator Lives (378), Obamavillie on Jun 24, 15 12:58 PM
Actually sounds more like Reagan Administration. Remember Iran Contra??? "I don't recall..."
By Arnold Timer (315), Sag Harbor on Jun 24, 15 4:48 PM
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As a parent, of a student that is currently in the high school, I am absolutely abhorred by the way in which this " investigation" has been conducted. These allegations have been running rampant for the last 6 weeks or so. The teacher, that has been alleged to be involved with a high school senior male, was permitted to continue to work in the district even after the high school principal , Dr. Herr, found out about the situation. This was before the investigation was conducted by Mr. ...more
By Concernedmom (1), Center Moriches on Jun 24, 15 4:11 PM
The school can't comment on an issue that could be hurting a student? What are they doing in schools protecting students or teachers? Ridiculous
By chief1 (2658), southampton on Jun 24, 15 4:26 PM
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A common refrain when excusing Democrat misdeeds, but actually this was not like the Reagan Administration at all. Iran Contra was a deal to obtain the release of American hostages held in Iran. The Clinton and, to a much lesser extent, the Obama administrations have frequently lied and obfuscated only for their own selfish political interests. There is a world of difference between the two in motivation and excusability; we allow our soldiers to do things on the battlefield that we would lock ...more
By Funbeer (257), Southampton on Jun 24, 15 11:31 PM
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No executive administration in the history of the United States had more persons indicted, or convicted of various offenses than the Reagan Administration. It was literally the most criminal in history, by the book with 18 convictions stemming from it's existence.

Justify it any way your warped thought process would like...
Jun 25, 15 5:20 AM appended by Mr. Z
BTW, there were over 130 indictments as well.
By Mr. Z (11107), North Sea on Jun 25, 15 5:20 AM
Student is over 18-nothing illegal happened
By westhamptonboy (227), Westhampton on Jun 25, 15 12:10 PM
I was just going to ask that question. I know nothing about this case or the rumors, etc. but wondered - if the student was 18 then wouldn't it be legal?
By Rich Morey (351), East Hampton on Jun 26, 15 3:05 PM
That's why this school board needs representation from all its feeder hamlets to be eligible to run for board seats!
WHB, doesn't seem to be playing by the rules in so many areas
By garjay (7), east quogue on Jun 25, 15 2:43 PM
what the hell does the reagan adm have to do with a possible student/teacher relationship. how all get off course.
By xtiego (694), bridgehampton on Jun 25, 15 6:51 PM
This is unbelievable-every kid in school knows the story-they know who the teacher is and who the student is-with graduation/summer vacation less then a week away Raddy has chisen to do nothing and hope it goes away. Good decesion.
By westhamptonboy (227), Westhampton on Jun 25, 15 9:12 PM

This story is absurd. Where are the police? An actual, real investigation should be conducted, not some Mickey Mouse , behind closed doors, internal investigation. Everyone should have been notified immediately, the superintendent, the police, the board of education. We are talking about a teacher- student relationship. This is criminal. The school district, and all administration has a responsibility to keep our students safe and protected . The parents of this student, should be infuriated ...more
By Mytwocents (1), Westhampton beach on Jun 26, 15 6:36 AM
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Did the student involved graduate last night?
By westhamptonboy (227), Westhampton on Jun 27, 15 12:45 PM