New Berlin West H.S.: Officials investigate alleged sexual contact between teacher, student

NEW BERLIN -- The New Berlin Police Department is investigating possible sexual contact between a 28-year-old female teacher and a male high school student from New Berlin West High School.

According to New Berlin police, the teacher has been placed on administrative leave by the New Berlin School District while detectives with New Berlin police conduct a criminal investigation into sexual activity that is reported to have occurred off campus.

The criminal investigation is in its preliminary stages and no charges have been filed.

The New Berlin Police Department has been working closely with the School District of New Berlin throughout this process and will continue to do so until the investigation is complete.

The School District of New Berlin Superintendent Joe Garza issued the following statement regarding the investigation:

"We take out students' safety and welfare seriously, and we appreciate our families' and community's patience as we continue to work with the police department through the investigation process."