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Wasatch School District Employee Arrested For Incident Involving Students At Her Summit County Home

Summit County Sheriff's Office

A Wasatch County School District employee was booked into Summit County jail on Wednesday following an investigation by Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Summit County Sheriff’s department says that Wasatch County School District employee Ashley Morgan was booked into jail following an incident involving multiple Wasatch County School District students.

The incident took place at Morgan’s Summit County residence in September of 2019 involving a 17-year-old female student and two other male students. According to the girl’s statements to officers Morgan, a teacher's aide, invited the three to her Summit County home to drink alcohol in September of last year. Once there Morgan provided alcohol to the students and encouraged the female student to have sexual contact with one of the males. In a separate report to Wasatch County Sheriff’s office Morgan denied having the students come to her residence, she also reportedly sent texts to the girl telling her if she was interviewed by authorities or police to tell them she was never at the house and nothing happened.

Additionally, the sheriff’s department reports Morgan threatened to disclose personal information of the student, which she had obtained from her prior job with the Division of Child and Family Services, if the girl reported Morgan to the authorities.

Morgan was booked into Summit County Jail on three charges including Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Witness Tampering, and Child Abuse.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Department has been in contact with Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department and the Wasatch County School District.

In a statement Wasatch County School District confirmed the teacher's aide was arrested and has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The District also confirms the employee passed an extensive background check standard for all new employees at the beginning of the 2019 school year. As the investigation is ongoing the District says it cannot make any further comments and directs parents with specific concerns about the case to contact their principal or law enforcement.

KPCW reporter David Boyle covers all things in the Heber Valley as well as sports and breaking news.
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