Gainesville police this week are investigating a complaint made by parents of a 16-year-old girl who said she was touched inappropriately by a Brenau Academy teacher last fall.
Sgt. Shawn Welsh said investigators will conduct interviews this week to follow up on the complaint, which was made last week to both Gainesville police and Brenau officials.
A police report log listed the complaint as a “sexual assault” involving a juvenile at Brenau, but Welsh said the allegations likely fall into the classification of a misdemeanor-grade offense.
Welsh said the teen withdrew from the academy and lives out of state.
The inappropriate contact was alleged to have occurred Oct. 1 on the Brenau University campus.
Police did not identify the teacher who was named in the complaint.
Brenau spokesman David Morrison said officials are aware of the allegations and are “looking into it.” He said he could not elaborate.
Police said the complaint is unrelated to last year’s arrest of a former Brenau Academy teacher on child molestation charges.
Assistant professor of biology Kevin Hollomon, 44, was accused of molesting a 15-year-old student in the academy’s science building on Oct. 6. He was arrested later that month and his court case remains pending.
He is no longer employed by Brenau.