Bangor Superintendent James Tager in a March 16, 2022, file photo. Tager said in an email to parents Friday that Bangor High School was investigating reports of an "inappropriate relationship" between a staff member and student. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik

Bangor High School is investigating allegations of an inappropriate relationship between a staff member and student, according to an email sent Friday by the superintendent to parents.

Superintendent James Tager said the school received reports Wednesday about the relationship and launched a “thorough investigation on the school level.” As required by law, the school reported the information to both law enforcement and the state Department of Health and Human Services for further investigation, according to Tager.

He did not provide details about the investigation or the people involved.

“We understand that situations like these can impact students in various ways, and we are here to support our students during this time,” he said. He encouraged students with concerns or questions to reach out to a teacher, counselor, social worker or administrator.

Paul Koenig

Paul Koenig is chief digital editor at the Bangor Daily News. He previously spent six years at Maine magazine, as managing editor and then editor. Before that he worked at Old Port magazine, Mainebiz and...