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Durham schools investigating alleged student sex tape, encounter between student and staff member

Posted March 5, 2018 5:44 p.m. EST

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— Durham Public Schools officials are investigating after two separate allegations of sexual activity at the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability were reported last week.

A district spokesman said officials are investigating a report of inappropriate interactions between a non-licensed employee and a student at the school.

The employee involved has not reported to work since the investigation began, school officials said.

Law enforcement officers have been made aware of the situation, but federal laws protecting students and state employees prevent the district from releasing additional details, a district spokesman said.

In a separate incident, administrators last week received a report of consensual sex between students that may have been recorded on video on Feb. 20, the spokesman said.

School officials could not say what disciplinary actions were taken against students involved, but said parents of the students were notified and school counselors are involved in the investigation.