11/20/2013 9:44 PM
by Courtney Rosemond
BECKLEY - Allegations made by students have an Army recruiter under investigation.
Jerry Patton with The Beckley Battalion of the US Army Recruiting Office confirms to Newswatch Sgt. Richard Parsons has been suspended from his position as a recruiter.
Patton would not discuss particulars of the suspension but allegations were made by students at Princeton High School. Patton says they will not discuss personnel matters but Parsons has been assigned administrative duties and is ordered to have no contact with any students until the investigation is complete.
Patton emphasized the U.S.Army does not condone such behavior and takes these type of allegations seriously. State Police are handing the investigation.