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Detention monitor resigns, accused of sending student cell phone pictures

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TERRY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Hinds County school district employee is out of a job amid a police investigation. The allegations were made against a Terry High School employee by a parent.

Hinds County Schools Superintendent Dr. Stephen Handley said Damon Anderson was an in school detention monitor who left his position. WLBT has been told that Anderson sent inappropriate pictures of himself to a student's cell phone. Handley said Anderson resigned Tuesday by email.

When asked if parents of the alleged victim came to the district with the information Handley said no. The superintendent said he has not spoken with parents or been given any details about the claims.

Meanwhile the Terry Police department is in the early stages of this investigation

"We do have a complaint, and we are doing a report and looking into it at this time," said Terry Police Chief Bracey Coleman.

No arrest has been made. Chief Coleman said the mother of the high school student filed the complaint at the department Monday.

District officials said Anderson had been employed as an in-school detention monitor since the beginning of this semester.

We have been unable to reach him for comment.

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