ST. LOUIS ( -- The Francis Howell School District and the St. Charles City Police Department are investigating allegations that a district employee had inappropriate contact with a Francis Howell North student. 

The district said via a statement Thursday they have placed the employee on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. 

FHSD said they require all candidates for employment to undergo background checks and have a clear criminal record. They also stated that the safety of their students and staff is their top priority. 

No other information was made immediately available.

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