Staff member fired from Ben Franklin Middle School in Fargo after video appearance


FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – Fargo Police are investigating a situation involving electronic communications between an adult and a student or students at Ben Franklin Middle School regarding their appearance in a video with a student that has been deemed inappropriate .

Fargo Public Schools officials tell us the incident happened in December. They say a staff member was fired from Ben Franklin Middle School because of an appearance in a video with a student on a social media platform. They went on to say that whenever there is an allegation of impropriety, collaboration occurs between Fargo Public Schools and the Fargo Police Department for an investigation.

As this is an ongoing investigation, Fargo police said they could not identify the parties involved or release details about the complaint.

Valley News Live asked the District for additional information about the nature of the video and when exactly the individual was fired. None of these questions have been answered. Stick with VNL as we continue to investigate and gather facts surrounding this developing story.

This is the third case of an adult being fired from a school-related position that we heard about this week in the Fargo and West Fargo school districts due to concerns about social media. Click on the links below to find out more.

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