Tay Anderson stepping away from Denver school board duties during sexual misconduct investigation – The Denver Post

Tay Anderson says he will step away from his Denver school board duties until the completion of an independent investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

“These unsubstantiated false allegations have caused a great deal of trauma to our entire district, and our students deserve better,” he wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “These false claims have put my family and I in harm’s way, and now as a father and son, I must protect those I love first, therefore I will be stepping back from everyday board functions until the completion of the independent investigation.”

Anderson announced his decision two days after the school board announced it was aware of new allegations against him.

Anderson is under investigation by an outside firm hired by Denver Public Schools. The district launched the investigation after the civil rights group Black Lives Matter 5280 said in March that a woman came to them to report that Anderson had sexually assaulted her.

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