Mt. Vernon Schools parents receive letter about delay in reporting allegations against substitute teacher
FORTVILLE, Ind. (April 4, 2016)– Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins addressed a delay in the reporting of child seduction charges involving a substitute teacher.
Kisha Nuckols, a 38-year-old non-certified teacher’s aide, lifeguard and substitute teacher, is accused of having inappropriate relationships with multiple students.
Fortville police say she made contact with several current or former students of Mt. Vernon High School via social media sites such as Snapchat, Kik, Twitter and Instagram.
According to court documents, an assistant principal heard a rumor about inappropriate pictures allegedly sent to a student by Nuckols on March 12, but the incident was not reported to police until March 29.
State law requires such allegations to be reported to authorities immediately.
“There is no excuse for the delay in reporting. It is true we hear a number of rumors, that does not relieve our employees from providing an employee with the appropriate level of due process and fulfilling their duty to report. I am in the process of reviewing all of the timelines and statements and will discipline the involved staff members accordingly,” Dr. Robbins said.
Termination paperwork for Nuckols has been drafted. She was suspended and directed to not come on to school grounds.
Dr. Robbins sent a letter to parents Monday explaining the investigation. He said staff members will undergo additional training and the district will reevaluate its policy regarding student supervision and social media.
That policy currently prohibits faculty members from contacting students through social media unless it’s pre-approved.
An arrest warrant was issued for Nuckols on April 1. She has not been arrested yet.