HILTON, N.Y. — New York State Police have confirmed that there is an ongoing investigation involving the Hilton Central School District.

The district sent letters to parents of Northwood Elementary students, letting them know that Principal Kirk Ashton is on leave.

The letter says this happened after information was brought forward to district leaders.

The district superintendent said that they couldn't comment on a personnel matter.

Parents were informed that Kelley O'Connell-Byrne is serving as acting principal for now.

The Hilton Central School District released the following statement regarding the incident:

"The Hilton School District has placed Mr. Kirk Ashton, Northwood Elementary principal, on administrative leave pending an investigation into information brought forward to the district. This involves a personnel matter and the district cannot comment further. Mrs. Kelley O’Connell-Byrne will serve as the acting principal."

​This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Spectrum News for updates.