A police officer has been fired from the Auburn Police Department after he was accused of having inappropriate contact with a student at the high school, announced the department on Thursday.
William T. Morrissey, 32, is currently facing felony charges for sexual abuse, official misconduct, and endangering the welfare of a child. Auburn Police Deputy Chief Roger Anthony announced on Thursday, March 24 that Morrissey had been terminated for cause from the department.
Morrissey was previously assigned to work as a school resource officer at Auburn High School. When initial allegations surfaced in late February, Morrissey was quickly removed from school grounds and suspended without pay by the Auburn Police Department.
“As a result of the internal investigation into this alleged relationship with the minor student, it was determined that overwhelming evidence exists to support that Morrissey was in fact pursuing and engaging in a relationship with the student,” said Anthony, according to Syracuse.com. ““Morrissey’s actions are in direct conflict with everything we expect from an officer with the Auburn Police Department.”
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