ID in teacher probe: Source: Plainville educator quit after allegations surfaced

Published on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 22:35
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI
and BRIAN M. JOHNSON

STAFF WRITERS

PLAINVILLE - James Batt has been identified as the former Plainville High School teacher who resigned from his position amidst a police investigation into alleged off-campus inappropriate activities, according to a source.

Neither police nor school officials on Wednesday would confirm that Batt is the individual at the center of the police investigation. However, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, Batt resigned from his teaching position after learning that police had been investigating him for weeks.

On Wednesday, Superintendent of Schools Maureen Brummett did confirm that Batt, who was working at the high school as a special education teacher, was “no longer working for us as of about two weeks ago.”

Brummett declined to comment further.

Town records indicate, in the minutes of an April 5 Board of Education Special Meeting that Brummett was invited into, an executive session was held in which board members were “updated in regard to a school investigation.”

School officials have said they were made aware of the police investigation on April 3.

No information about the allegations has been released. Police on Wednesday would only say their investigation involving a former high school teacher is ongoing. It began on April 2, police said.

Police have declined to comment further, saying no charges have been filed. More information will be released in the event that an arrest is made, police said.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at jmuszynski@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 22:35. Updated: Wednesday, 10 May 2017 22:38.