Shorewood teacher's aide suspended without pay

CREATED Mar 14, 2014 - UPDATED: Mar 14, 2014

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SHOREWOOD -- The District Attorney is expected to make a decision Friday on whether to charge a teacher's aide at Shorewood High School.

The school district sent a letter to parents Thursday saying that Darrell Lofton may have "exposed a child to harmful materials."
 
Principal Tim Kenney said that because there is an ongoing investigation, he can't say much about it.  
 
"As I said before, allegations of inappropriate behavior... that's where I have to leave that," he said.
 
Parent Mary Schienebeck said she didn't know who the aide was until her son came home Thursday and told her.
 
“When I found out I was shocked," she said.
 
Shorewood police tell TODAY’S TMJ4 one student is involved in the investigation and they’re trying to find out if there are others.  
 
"It’s nothing that you ever want your school to be associated with. And it's sad. It was my son's football coach," Schienebeck said.
 
Lofton was hired last October. The principal reports, as part of the hiring process, they did a background check on him. He said everything came up fine.  
 
"Generally speaking, student safety and well-being is our top priority," Kenney said.
 
In the meantime, Lofton is on unpaid suspension, and the school is doing its own investigation.
 
Currently, he's still in custody at the Milwaukee County Jail.