FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Officials are addressing speculations at one Marion County School after rumors circulate online of a West Fairmont Middle School teacher being fired.

The rumored termination comes after students say a teacher had inappropriately touched students in their class.

“At this point an time we are simply investigating and checking out the rumor that is coming. I have not been contacted by anyone specifically, but anything that’s an actually accusation or anything formal.” said Randy Farley, superintendent for Marion County School Board Of Education.

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