SACRAMENTO, CA - The president of the teachers union in the Twin Rivers Unified School District has been placed on paid administrative leave by the district after an alleged altercation with a student Wednesday.
District spokeswoman Trinette Marquis said the altercation was reported by the parent of a special education student in a complaint to the district.
The Twin Rivers United Educators Teachers Union president is teacher John Ennis. He has denied the accusation.
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is handling the investigation. Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos said the department was handling the investigation so there "is no perception of disparate treatment because of existing relationships by those involved or those investigating."
Ennis was just quoted in the news questioning the school district's huge legal fees in recent years. Marquis explained there were substantial costs in merging four school districts since 2008.
In district is also dealing with allegations one of its trustees accepted an illegal loan and well as a Sacramento Police Department investigation for its alleged actions involving a district officer-involved shooting.