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Clayton County Schools investigating student sex allegations at elementary school

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Michelle McLean wants to know more about the Clayton County School District's investigation at James Jackson Elementary School.

School officials are looking into allegations that four kindergartners were involved in sexual activity inside a classroom

"That's kind of really, really disturbing to me. Really disturbing because I have a 7-year-old and a 10-year-old," said McClean. "I would not expect that kind of conversation even for them, definitely not to be caught in an act."

Vicki Gavalas, spokeswoman for Clayton County Schools, said the district learned about the allegations on Wednesday.

"Students came to the teacher, the teacher came to the principal and the principal came to the district," said Gavalas.

Gavalas said a teacher and a paraprofessional were supposed to be inside that classroom.

"At this point there is nothing to warrant criminal charges, but it is under investigation and we will go forward with that," said Gavalas.

Gavalas would not go into details about the alleged behavior. It's reported that one parent was so alarmed she took her child to get tested for a sexually transmitted disease.

Levora Woods' grandchild attends schools at James Jackson. Woods said she has a hard time believing the allegations.

"They didn't have sex. Kids don't know nothing about sex. I don't believe that," said Woods. "They might touch each other, but not sex. They talking about some disease, you'll know that's not true. We are grown-ups, that's not true. I can't believe that."

Parent Rosa Barbee didn't know much about the investigation when she picked up her son Friday.

"I trust the administration to do the right thing, to investigate. I don't have any details about what happened," said Barbee.

Gavalas said parents at the school were supposed to receive a letter about the investigation. The ones CBS 46 spoke to Friday said they were still waiting for it.

"I'm hoping the investigation turns out that it's not true," said McClean.

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