A teacher in a Colorado school district has been fired after she brought a group of students to a hospital.
The K-12 school district announced Monday that a teacher at Foothills High School was fired for bringing a group to the emergency room on Jan. 22, 2017, because she was a “person of interest” in the death of a student.
The district said in a news release that the district’s superintendent, Jim Hall, had determined that the teacher had acted in “negligent and/or malicious conduct” and that the matter will be investigated.
The district said it is cooperating fully with the investigation.
A district spokesperson told NBC affiliate KDVR that the board is investigating whether the teacher should have received a termination or been placed on administrative leave.
The superintendent did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The news station also reported that the school district received a complaint about the teacher on Jan, 22, which led to the investigation into the case.KDVR reported that Hall said the teacher’s actions were a result of a “personal vendetta.”