Monday, December 19, 2011

Counselor accused of inappropriate behavior with 2 students

Symantha Hicks, 30-year-old guidance counselor at the Valley Forge Military Academy and College, Radnor, Pennsylvania, has been accused of inappropriate behavior with students.

Hicks, a first year guidance counselor at the boarding and day school for boys, grades 7-12, is accused of providing alcohol to underage cadets as well as alleged sexual misconduct with at least one of the teens.

According to a statement from VFMA spokeswoman Jennifer Myers, school officials were first notified Sunday “of possible inappropriate actions involving Academy Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Symantha Hicks and two cadets that occurred the night before.”

According to a statement from an Academy spokeswoman, when the school became aware of the allegations on Sunday and they placed Hicks on suspension pending an investigation. Valley Forge does not tolerate behavior that jeopardizes the safety or well-being of any member of our community," the statement read. "Because of this high standard, when 'conduct unbecoming' occurs, the administration will take immediate action, as it did in this instance."

Hicks is married with three children, according to her bio on the school’s website.

Military Academy counselor accused of inappropriate behavior with students

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