BREAKING: Watertown School District investigating faculty member’s actions

April 26, 2022

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A Watertown School District faculty employee is being investigated for a letter handed to four students in the high school on Monday.

Superintendent Dr. Jeff Danielsen issued a press release to KWAT News that reads as follows:

“On Monday, April 25, a faculty member handed a letter to four students in our high school. In this letter, the faculty member attempted to open a conversation about the students’ gender identity. The Watertown School District does not support this sort of action, and we respect the rights of our students to be who they are. We strongly condemn any discrimination based upon sexual orientation or sexual identity. We want to provide a safe learning environment for all students. We are currently investigating the situation to determine an appropriate outcome.”

Stay tuned to KWAT for more details.