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Centennial teacher resigns amid police investigation

A Centennial High School teacher resigned Friday amid a police investigation of “inappropriate conduct” involving a minor, according to the Franklin Police Department.

No criminal charges have been filed against Marcos Flores, the faculty member under investigation. Flores was suspended on Feb. 8, and resigned Feb. 15.

“We’re investigating allegations of inappropriate conduct,” said David Rahinsky, Franklin chief of police. “Whether it arises to the level of criminality will be determined by our investigation.”

Rahinsky said the investigation “does have a lot to do with electronic media,” and “involves cell phone forensics.” He would not say whether the alleged incident(s) involved property issued by Williamson County Schools.

Rahinsky would not indicate the nature of the allegations against Flores, or whether the investigation, which involves a minor, goes beyond electronic communication.

“We didn’t have enough initially for a criminal investigation,” Rahinsky said. “But we had enough to notify the superintendent. Based on that, they suspended him upon their internal protocol.”

Flores was a Spanish teacher and served on Centennial’s football coaching staff.

Former Centennial principal, Dr. Frank Brown, resigned last October amid allegations of sexual misconduct with a McGavock High School student 10 years prior. In an incident unrelated to his resignation, Looney suspended Brown without pay last fall after an alleged incident of grade swapping.

Posted on: 2/19/2013


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