A part-time music teacher at two South Shore Catholic schools has been placed on leave amid an investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct with a student at one of the schools, officials said.
Matthew Browne was placed on leave at St. Paul School in Hingham, after officials there were informed of an allegation involving the teacher and a student, the school’s principal, Lisa Fasano, said in a letter sent to parents.
The letter, provided to the Globe by the Archdiocese of Boston, was also signed by the Rev. Tom Nestor, pastor of St. Paul School.
“This action is not to be interpreted as a conclusion on our part as to the truth of the facts alleged. Rather, is a reflection of our responsibility to investigate and determine what, if any, any further actions should be taken,” the letter stated.
Browne also was placed on leave from Sacred Heart School in Weymouth. But officials there said in a letter to parents that they had not received any complaints about him.
The letter was signed by Rev. Sean Connor, the pastor, and Dr. Gretchen Hawley, the school principal.
While the investigation is underway, Browne may not contact either school, or access the properties, according to the letters.
Browne could not immediately be contacted Tuesday evening.
E-mails sent to school administrators were not immediately returned Tuesday evening.
Terrence Donilon, a spokesman for the archdiocese, said he could not comment due to the ongoing investigation.
Alejandro Serrano can be reached at [email protected].
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