Channel 3 has confirmed that three Copper Basin Elementary School employees, including Principal Jill Franklin, have been suspended.

Polk County Director of Schools Dr. James Jones said he cannot reveal any information about the current investigation pending the Tennessee Comptroller's Office's investigation.

The Comptroller's Office sent Channel 3 the following statement:

“The Comptroller’s Office has broad authority to review Tennessee‘s public schools. It is our policy to not comment further.“

Channel 3 will keep you updated as we learn more.