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Ottawa Hills School employee under arrest after investigation

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Published: Dec. 22, 2019 at 10:11 AM EST
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UPDATE: Officials have made an arrest in the case.

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An employee of Ottawa Hills Local Schools who oversees the janitorial and custodial staff is currently under investigation and temporarily off the job.

The superintendent says the employee's current role is the Operations Building Manager for two schools within Ottawa Hills. He also oversees the janitorial staff.

School administrators confirm that employee is not a coach in the district. However, he has coached recreational and private travel teams.

According to the Toledo-based sports program Demand Command, which is not affiliated with Ottawa Hills Local Schools, the employee was also a baseball coach with its program.

Demand Command sent a letter to parents, saying in part:

"Upon learning of the allegations and the apparent credibility of the allegations, we immediately severed ties..."

The letter goes on to say, "... we are sickened by what we have been made aware of so far and are heartbroken for the victims that have come forward."

Ottawa Hills Superintendent, Dr. Adam Fineske, tells 13abc the district is aware of the investigation, but would not elaborate on the details at this time.

In a letter to parents, Fineske wrote:

"At this time, we are cooperating fully with the Ottawa Hills Police Department and are unable to discuss or share details of the content of the investigation. Please be assured that once the school district was notified, immediate and appropriate action was taken on our end. [The employee] was immediately placed on administrative leave and was prohibited from entering school property or attending any school-related events. The safety of our students is our top priority each and every day. We will continue to keep you updated."

The employee was immediately placed on administrative leave and was prohibited from entering school property or attending any school-related events.

The Ottawa Hills Police Department confirms to 13abc an investigation is underway.

Stay with 13abc for developing details about the allegations.