UPDATE: Staff member fired from La Puente private school amid allegation of inappropriate conduct

LA PUENTE — A staff member at Bishop Amat High School has been fired following allegations of “inappropriate conduct,” with a student, school officials confirmed Friday.
The staff member was not identified, and both school administrators and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said no crime had been committed.
“There has been an incident involving inappropriate conduct between a minor student and one of our staff members,” Bishop Amat Principal Merritt V. Hemenway said in an e-mail sent home to parents.
“The School and the Los Angeles Archdiocese are addressing the matter and the staff member involved has been terminated. The matter has been reported to law enforcement officials who, to our knowledge, have determined that no crime was committed. This is a confidential personnel matter.”
School and Archdiocese of Los Angeles officials did not return calls seeking further comment.
The staff member was not identified, nor was the position at the school the staff member held.
Officials at the sheriff’s Industry confirmed a deputy had been summoned to the school Wednesday afternoon, but said it resulted in no arrest and no ongoing criminal investigation.
“Deputies conducted an investigation,” Sgt. Mark Lopez said. “There was no crime at the location. They just referred the matter back to the school.”
Lopez said there was no further information available regarding why a deputy was summoned to the school in the first place, other than to meet with an administrator.
“We would like to ask you to join us in our commitment to assure the safety and well-being of every student in our care,” the principal’s letter said. “I would also ask that you keep everyone impacted by this situation in your thoughts and prayers.”
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