KEIZER -- An instructional assistant in the Salem-Keizer Public School District was placed on paid leave amidst a police investigation.

Jose Moreno faces accusations of misconduct with a student.

Moreno has worked with students with developmental disabilities since 2008 at Whiteaker Middle School. Before that, he worked at Clear Lake Elementary School.

District spokesman Jay Remy said all employees go through a background check before being hired.

Keizer police were handling the investigation.

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