SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Twin Rivers Unified School District confirmed on Friday that it has placed a deputy superintendent on administrative leave.
Deputy Superintendent Ziggy Robeson oversees the district’s beleaguered police department along with Superintendent Frank Porter, who has announced his retirement effective June 30. The district police department is under investigation by the Sacramento Police Department, at the request of the school district.
“Administrative leave is one of the normal procedural steps we take to remove a staff member from the immediate work environment,” the district said in a press release Friday announcing the move.
“With regards to the independent investigation we initiated with the Sacramento Police Department in January, our board is committed to preserving the integrity of the investigation and ensuring an unbiased outcome. We are grateful for the thorough work of the Sacramento Police Department.”
Police earlier this week copied files and information from Porter’s district-issued computer. It was unclear if files were also taken from Robeson’s computer.
The district’s police chief, Christopher Breck, has been on paid administrative leave since November.
The district declined to go into specifics about the investigation but said children are not at risk. Still, parents are scratching their heads.
“if there is some scandal going on involving children, we need to know about it,” Randy Robinson said.
“Why is he (Porter) retiring now and Ziggy being on administrative leave? I have no idea what that’s about,” said another parent, Beverly Knowles.