HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A school nurse in Hartford has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly making “inappropriate comments” regarding LGBTQ+ students in the district on social media, according to the superintendent.

Hartford Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez said the comments were made in a Facebook group and described private and personal details about a specific student. Torres-Rodriguez told News 8 broader comments about other students were made as well. She said the comments contained identifiable information.

“The nurse used a personal social media account; however, the manner in which the comments were shared, and the values they express are totally inconsistent with what we stand for. HPS does not tolerate any language that could be harmful to our community,” Torres-Rodriguez wrote in a letter to the Hartford Public Schools community.

The nurse was put on administrative leave while the district conducts an investigation.

“We take this matter, and any incident that impacts our students’ well-being, very seriously. Ensuring our schools are a safe place for students, staff and visitors is our highest priority. Therefore, we took immediate action to remove this individual from our schools while we investigate,” Torres-Rodriguez wrote.

A parent brought the comments to the attention of PFLAG Hartford, a chapter of the first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents, families and allies.

“We were very happy to see that the superintendent took it very seriously,” said Mark Pixley, president of PFLAG Hartford. “Parents in general, we send them to public school — or whatever school we send them to — and we expect that they’re going to be loved, or at the very least respected.”

Both PFLAG Hartford and the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective told News 8 that is crucial.

“A study from the Trevor Project showed that even just having one supportive adult in your life as a LGBTQ kid reduces your chance of suicide by 40%,” said Kim Adamski with the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective. “It’s really good to have a safe environment in school as well since you’re having so much of your time there and it’s very formative.”

The identity of the school nurse and the school they work in have not been released at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 8 for updates.