UNION COUNTY, Ky,( WEHT)- A grand jury indicts a substitute teacher in Union County on sex crime charges involving a minor.
Kentucky State Police launched an investigation last November after allegations that Heather Frick, 43, was having a sexual relationship with a male juvenile.
Union County Public Schools confirmed that Frick worked as a substitute teacher in the district.
In a statement from UCPS, school officials say that an allegation was reported to staff on November 5, 2019. Officials say they immediately contacted the proper authorities including the County Attorney’s Office, the Department of Community Based Services, and Kentucky State Police for investigation.
In the same statement, officials say they confirmed that Frick had been employed as a substitute teacher in the district and was placed immediately on suspension at the time of the report, pending the outcome of the investigation.
At the time of Frick’s suspension, she was notified that she was no longer allowed on any Union County Public School campus/property and cannot have contact with any student, parent, or employee.
UCPS officials say that the safety of the children entrusted to their care remains a high priority. Officials say they take that responsibility seriously and hold themselves and one another to high standards of ethical behavior.
UCPS officials say they have cooperated with agencies in the investigation.
(This story was originally published on March 4, 2020)