A Special Education teacher at Wicomico High School is on administrative leave pending the outcome of judicial proceedings on criminal charges. According to Maryland Judiciary case records, Lynn Jensen was charged Wednesday, May 17 with sex abuse of a minor and 4thdegree sex abuse.
The safety of our students is our highest priority each and every day, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin said. The school system is working cooperatively with law enforcement on its investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.
Principal Don Brady informed school families of the arrest in a call home Wednesday:
“Good evening Wicomico High School parents and guardians.
This is Mr. Brady calling to inform you that local law enforcement has charged Lynn Jensen, a teacher at Wicomico High School, with sex abuse of a minor. On the afternoon of Thursday, April 27th, the administration received information which resulted in our immediate notification of district administration, law enforcement and Child Protective Services. Ms. Jensen was placed on administrative leave that same day and is no longer teaching, pending the outcome of the judicial process as well as the school system's administrative investigation.
Every day, you trust your children to our care, and our number one priority is the safety of our students and it is a responsibility that we do not take lightly. Please be assured I will always take immediate action anytime there appears to have been a violation of the trust between students and educators. Please take time to speak to your child about this matter. If any student or parent has information about this situation, please contact the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office. In addition, the school will have counselors available to meet with any student who needs or wants support. In the meantime, if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.