An ongoing investigation by Kentucky State Police into a relationship between a student and a teacher at Rowan County High School has resulted in an arrest of a teacher today, February 15, 2023. As a result of the premiminary investigation, 39 year old Andrew Zaheri was arrested and charged with Rape 3rd Degree.
The KHSAA website has Zaheri as an assistant basketball coach for the school’s boys’ basketball team at Rowan County.
The school district released this statement earlier today on their social media; “Rowan county schools was made aware of allegations of inappropriate sexual misconduct between a student and a Rowan County Senior High School employee. This employee has been placed on administrative leave and the investigation has been turned over to child protective services and the Kentucky State Police for investigation. Rowan County schools take all allegations of inappropriate behavior seriously and will cooperate with the appropriate agencies throughout the investigation. Rowan County schools top priority is ensuring the safety of our students. If you have any information, please contact the Morehead State Police post at 606-784-4127.”
Zaheri was lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing at this time.