School officials said Friday that English teacher and girls basketball coach Erin Thorne has been reassigned from the school and relieved of her duties as coach while the investigation is underway. On Thursday the school system sent a letter from Broadneck Principal David Smith to parents.
Smith also said in the letter that because it is a personnel matter he and the school system could not discuss specifics.
Anne Arundel schools spokesman Bob Mosier said on Friday that the school system became aware of the issue earlier in the week.
"It involves a matter of student safety," he said.
Mosier added that he could not say where Thorne had been assigned.
Attempts to reach Thorne for comment late Friday were unsuccessful.