Investigation after Minnesota teacher accused of lewd act during distance learning

No charges have been filed yet and the staff member has not been identified.
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A staff member of Hutchinson Public Schools in McLeod County is under investigation after allegations of a lewd act caught on video were reported. 

According to the Hutchinson Leader, the incident involves "video that allegedly records audio of a Hutchinson High School teacher committing a sexual act over a digital learning platform." 

School officials and the Hutchinson Police Department both confirmed that the incident is being investigated. 

"We are aware of the incident and are conducting an investigation. A charging decision has not been made as of yet," Hutchinson Police Chief Tom Gifferson said in an email to Bring Me The News

Superintendent Daron VanderHeiden said the district is aware of the allegation and "takes all allegations seriously, investigates, and acts according to District policy. 

The accused staff member has not been identified, nor have any charges been filed. 

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