Updated 3:45 p.m.
Principal Steven Butler told police he received a complaint Thursday about 10:30 a.m. from a female student, who is a juvenile and said she had been inappropriately touched by a male teacher, according to the CPD incident report, attached to this article.
Butler notified police Friday morning about 9:30 that the girl had reported "several occasions" of inappropriate touching by the teacher that she said occurred during class on campus at the high school.
Capt. Mark Camp said the juvenile girl is age 16 or younger.
Cartersville police are investigating a complaint involving a Cartersville High School teacher who has been accused of inappropriate contact with a student, according to the press release.
The alleged incidents occurred from Oct. 15 to Nov. 8 and the teacher has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation by the both the city school system and the police department.
"The principle launched an investigation into this matter immediately upon being notified by the victim," Chief Tommy Culpepper said in a statement. "We are cooperating with the school system in the investigation.
"Due to the age of the victim and the fact that at this time the teacher is only considered to be a suspect, no further information is being released."
The investigation is continuing, police say.