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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- The Steubenville school district has placed its superintendent and two other employees on leave after they were charged following an investigation prompted by the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players.

The Steubenville school board did not address the allegations against the employees and referred all questions to the state attorney general, who is leading the investigation.

The board announced Tuesday the employees were placed on leave at an emergency board meeting Monday. A former superintendent was also tapped to lead the district temporarily.

The board said its focus is making sure the district can continue to educate students. The employees were charged with lying or failing to report possible child abuse after an investigation prompted by the rape of the West Virginia girl.