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Anaconda principal placed on leave after sending ex-student inappropriate text

Posted at 10:31 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 23:21:46-04

ANACONDA – Anaconda Police Chief Tim Barkel has confirmed to MTN News that his office investigated a report of the Anaconda High School principal sending an inappropriate text message to a former student.

A few weeks ago, police received a report from a 19-year-old former student that the junior and senior high school principal, Shawn Hansen, sent him a text asking him out on a date.

Barkel said his department is not investigating this the incident further because both parties are adults and therefore it’s not a criminal matter.

Barkel added that the school district has placed Hansen on administrative leave in connection with this incident.