Sheyenne High School Security Guard terminated for 'inappropriate messages' with student

(West Fargo, ND)-- This morning Sheyenne High School officials received word via a text tip of innapropriate messages being sent to a student by one of their security guards. Below is the message sent out to students, staff, and families this morning.  

"Early this morning, SHS administration received a Text-A-Tip from a student with concerning allegations regarding our high school security guard. After a preliminary investigation prior to the start of the school day, the security guard was removed from the SHS campus and his employer (ASP of Moorhead Inc. – Private Security) was notified.

The initial allegations we have received are about inappropriate conversations between the security guard and female students via electronic platforms. To help us expedite the investigation, we are asking anyone with information about inappropriate communications or interactions between students and the security guard to please report that information to Principal Salisbury or another trusted adult.

Until this investigation can be completed, Sheyenne High School will not be contracting with ASP of Moorhead for another security guard. We will continue to partner with the West Fargo Police Department to have School Resource Officer (SRO) Ostlund onsite.

Thank you in advance for any information or support you can offer to the SHS team and/or the police department during this investigation."

The school has indicated that these allegations were received this morning, and the school district's investigation is in preliminary stages. There was no further comment at this time. 

If you have any information about this please contact the West Fargo Police Department.