HATHORNE — The following is a message from Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School Superintendent Heidi Riccio posted Wednesday evening:
"This afternoon, I was informed of the arrest of a teacher at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School regarding a criminal investigation being conducted by the Danvers Police Department and Essex County District Attorney's Office.
"We were first made aware of a criminal investigation on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at which time the teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave.
"The safety and well-being of our students are our top priorities. Essex Tech is cooperating fully with the Danvers Police Department and the school has launched its own investigation into the matter.
"Because the matter is still under active investigation, further information cannot be released at this time. Updates will be provided as they become available."