Brighton police said they launched a criminal investigation after learning about an allegation of misconduct regarding a staff member at McQuaid Jesuit High School.

Chief Mark Henderson said the investigation showed that a female staff member at the school had a consensual relationship with a 17-year-old male student in 2016.

Henderson said based on the student's age and the consensual nature of the relationship, the Monroe County District Attorney's office determined that no criminal charges could be brought.

Local author Gregory Gerard has put together an essay contest called the Big Brick Review, and it aims to support narrative nonfiction writers in our area. He’s also the author of a memoir about grappling with his own homosexuality as a Catholic student at McQuaid.