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Leave extended again for suspended Eastern Wyoming College employee

Leave extended again for suspended Eastern Wyoming College employee

Administrative leave has been extended again for an employee suspended last month at Eastern Wyoming College.

In a release Wednesday, EWC officials say the paid leave for the staff member in question will continue to Dec. 5.

On Oct. 24, two EWC employees were placed on paid leave for 10 days due to “serious allegations in Student Services”. At the same time, Torrington Police Chief Tim Hurd said his department was investigating allegations EWC employees attempted to cover-up underage drinking on campus.

Leave for both employees continued until Nov. 15, when school officials said one of the staffers was released from leave and would return to work but had been reassigned. At that time, leave for the second employee was extended to Nov. 26, and Chief Hurd told KNEB News he expected his investigation to continue for several more weeks before determining any potential charges related to the situation.

EWC officials said they would not comment beyond Wednesday’s statement, saying no further details would be shared about the investigation or any disciplinary action because it was a personnel matter.

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