Ada City Schools has placed one of its teachers on paid administrative leave following an investigation, the district said Tuesday.

District officials recently learned about potentially inappropriate conduct outside the district involving the teacher, Superintendent Mike Anderson said in a written statement. Based on the investigation, the district put the teacher on paid administrative leave effective immediately.

“As educators, we understand and fully assume the responsibility of ensuring we provide our students with a safe learning environment,” Anderson said. “Thus, we feel this decision is in the best interest of both our students and the district.”

The statement did not identify the teacher or include details of the alleged misconduct.

Anderson said he could not comment further on an active personnel issue, and he was declining all media requests for interviews at this time on the advice of legal counsel.

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Eric Swanson is the City Hall and general assignment reporter for The Ada News. He spent 15 years working at the Dodge City Daily Globe in Dodge City, Kansas, before joining The Ada News’ staff in 2012.