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Commission to investigate allegation against teacher

LOGANVILLE — The Georgia Professional Standards Commission will investigate an allegation that a former Grayson High School teacher had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Gary Walker, the director of the ethics division, said it will take a couple of months to complete the investigation into the allegation against Eric Verhine. An investigation is done to determine if an educator has violated the ethics code.

Verhine, who taught Latin at Grayson, resigned in mid-September for family reasons, Gwinnett County Public Schools Jorge Quintana said. His resignation happened before the complaint was filed with the PSC.

The school system was alerted when the complaint was made to the PSC, and the district launched its own investigation. Sloan Roach, a spokeswoman for the school system, said the findings of the investigation did not support any of the allegations that had been made.

The details of the complaint were not released.

“It’s not surprising for us that the PSC decided to investigate based on the allegation,” Quintana said.