No charges being pursued in Engleman case, GIPS investigation still continuing

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Grand Island Police said the investigation is complete into reported inappropriate behavior by a staff member at Engleman Elementary.

Police said based on the known facts of the case, they have made the determination the investigation does not meet the threshold to constitute a criminal violation. For this reason, no charges are being pursued in reference to these allegations.

The incident was reported to police on March 4.

Police said they understand the sensitive nature of this case, and appreciate the patience to allow a thorough investigation to run its course.

Grand Island Public School's released a statement Thursday morning:

"The Grand Island Police Department has concluded their investigation into reported inappropriate actions by an Engleman Elementary staff member and will not be filing criminal charges in the case. We thank the GIPD for their help in ensuring our kids are safe in our neighborhood schools.

Now that the GIPD has finished their work on the matter, GIPS will continue with our investigation. While the GIPD focused on whether criminal behavior occurred, our continuing investigation will focus on whether the staff member has violated district policies or GIPS expectations for conduct. The staff member will remain on administrative leave until we conclude our work. We will make further announcements upon the completion of our district investigation.

We would once again like to thank the students who reported their concerns. We encourage any student who feels something inappropriate is happening to report it to an adult. We also appreciate the Engleman staff who followed district reporting protocols in place to keep students safe."