Bartow County Campus Police Chief Dan Knowles on Monday notified authorities of an inappropriate relationship between Chad Clift, 41, and a 17-year-old student at Cass High School where he taught language arts.
“The Bartow County School System was informed of inappropriate conduct by employee Chad Clift on Monday, 1/26/15. Upon receipt, the system addressed the issue and Mr. Clift tendered his resignation effective immediately, 1/26/15,” the school system said in a statement. “The school system then turned over all information to the proper authorities to include the Bartow County Sheriff’s Department and Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
“The school system is cooperating fully with all authorities in this matter.”
According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation determined the inappropriate relationship occurred off campus.
The Daily Tribune News has filed an Open Records Act request for information from Clift’s personnel file.