Sunnyside teachers suspended. District has no comment

Sunnyside teachers suspended. District has no comment »Play Video
Sunnyside High School. File photo

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- Action News learned two Sunnyside High School teachers are suspended and under investigation for using inappropriate teaching materials.

Parents contacted us and said they were concerned, so KIMA went straight to the Sunnyside School District.

They summed it up with a "no comment" and wouldn't confirm or deny the information we uncovered.

To get all sides Action News reached out to the teacher's union, but they said they had not heard about the suspensions until we called.

We also called one of the teachers but have not heard back.

Action News confirmed one of the teachers was put on leave about a week and a half ago.

Sources said the material provided to students was not appropriate.

A local minister said the behavior should not be tolerated.

"It destroys moral values," Regner Capener, a minister in Sunnyside. "It destroys trust. It's like, if the adults are promoting this, where do we stand?"

KIMA filed a public records requests to gain access to whatever is available in this investigation.

Until then, Action News will make sure the district is revealing everything the public is allowed to know.