A Greenwood County school resource officer is on paid leave pending the outcome a State Law Enforcement Division investigation, according to officials.
Deputy Will Stroup, Greenwood High School’s resource officer, was put on paid leave Monday, according to Greenwood County Sheriff Dennis Kelly. Greenwood police received a complaint about a possible incident off school campus on Sunday, and the complaint was quickly turned over to SLED because it involved a deputy, said Greenwood Police Department Public Information Officer Jonathan Link.
Kelly said he put Stroup on leave as a matter of policy, and he will remain on leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Until then, Capt. Amy Tyler who supervises the county’s school resource officers is making arrangements to cover for Stroup’s absence from Greenwood High School, Kelly said.
A SLED official confirmed the investigation is ongoing.
“I hope that it’ll all be resolved soon,” Stroup said Thursday. “I’m confident my name will be cleared.”
He said his family is all together at the moment and will get through this investigation together.