Incident Investigation – American Renaissance School

Last Updated 12/11/2023

Statesville, North Carolina | April 05, 2023

On Wednesday March 29, 2023, the Statesville Police Department received a complaint alleging that a juvenile had been inappropriately touched at American Renaissance School. The initial investigation into the complaint found that the alleged incident occurred while the juvenile was having pictures taken at ARS Middle School.

The Statesville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division was assigned to the case and conducted a thorough investigation into the alleged incident. Information gathered from numerous employees and staff who were present during the alleged incident have provided no evidence of any inappropriate behavior related to the photography sessions at the school. Investigators discovered that American Renaissance School requires staff to be present anytime a contracted employee is with a student. Based off witness statements, a teacher and other staff were present and viewed the entire photo process on the day of the alleged incident. The information obtained during the investigation was presented to the District Attorney’s Office who concur there is no evidence to substantiate the alleged misconduct.

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