A Fall River school employee has been terminated after disturbing text messages have surfaced during an investigation.
Atlantis Charter School issued an email to parents from Executive Director Robert Beatty concerning the disturbing allegations.
“Earlier today, the school received sufficient information to determine that an Upper School staff member was inappropriately communicating online with someone the staff member believed was a high school student. The staff member has been immediately terminated, and the school has filed reports with both the Fall River Police Department and the Department of Children and Families.
“Our most important responsibility is the safety and wellbeing of the students we serve. We understand how upsetting these allegations are, and that is why we have taken swift action in response.
“Because this ongoing investigation is now a police matter, we are unable to release any additional information on this incident at this time. We will keep our community informed as circumstances allow.
“I want to reiterate that the safety of our students is our top priority. Students are always encouraged to report any incidents or allegations of wrongdoing to adults they trust. Families are always welcome to contact the school by email or at (508) 646-6410.”
Screen shots of a reported social media conversation between the staff member and another person have begun to circulate online with disturbing content.
Fall River Reporter contacted Fall River Police and they stated that they had nothing to release at this time.