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Clayton County kindergarten sex investigation launched

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JONESBORO, Ga. -

Officials with the Clayton County School System confirmed Friday they have launched an investigation into allegations that four kindergarten students had sexual contact at James A. Jackson Elementary School near Jonesboro.

School District spokesperson Vicki Gavalas confirmed the investigation to FOX 5's Chris Shaw.

Gavalas said, "At this point, there's nothing to warrant criminal charges, but it is under investigation and we will go forward with that."

The school's principal sent home a letter to parents Friday with information about the investigation.

Most parents who FOX 5 spoke to Friday afternoon had not heard about the investigation and many didn't believe it.

Grandmother Levra Woods said, "You all know that's not true, we're grownups. That's not true. I can't believe that."

The Clayton County School district is not sure what to believe right now either.

School officials say a 6-year-old student went to her teacher on Wednesday with these allegations.

At this point, the district won't say if there were other witnesses.

Mother Michelle McLean told Shaw, "I would say that's a big concern, because what's going on with the supervision in the classroom for something like that to occur?"

The school district says there was a teacher and a para-professional in the room but they care for 30 children.

The district will not say if the four children involved in the alleged incident or the two adults have been allowed back into the classroom while they investigate.

Father Benjamin Boyd said, "It's kind of disturbing. But you have to consider all the facts, I don't have all the facts. And there's always two sides to every story.  So I don't want to be too judgmental."

McLean added, "I have a seven year old and a ten year old. And I would not expect that kind of conversation even for them. To be discussing it, much less be caught in the act? That would be disturbing."

 

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