MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – District officials said Tuesday an Edina High School social studies teacher is on administrative leave pending a criminal investigation.

District officials said they learned a search warrant had been issued for Joel Nasset, and an investigation is underway. The district is conducting its own investigation, in addition to the criminal investigation.

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Officials said due to data privacy laws, they had no comment on the nature of the investigation. Nasset has not been arrested or charged in connection with the investigation.

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Nasset will stay on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. He won’t be teaching any classes or attending school functions while on leave.

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“We understand that any such news about a school district employee is unsettling. We take all allegations against our staff seriously and remain committed to providing safe, enriching learning environment for all students,” the district said in a statement.