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Midland Christian School administrators charged in sexual assault cover-up

The school leadership of one of Texas’ largest Christian schools have been criminally charged for allegedly hiding a student’s sexual assault.

Midland Christian School’s superintendent, principal, vice principal, athletic director and head baseball coach were recently charged and arrested after a Jan. 20 alleged hazing incident reportedly involving sexual assault that went unreported.

When authorities were notified of the assault, school officials refused to cooperate with the investigation and attempted to conceal information around the incident. All of the school’s employees that were arrested have since bonded out, but the investigation is ongoing.

Sarah Einselen of The Christian Chronicle writes:

Four top administrators and a coach at one of Texas’ largest Christian K-12 schools have been arrested on charges they tried to hide a student’s alleged sexual assault from police.

 

The arrests are in connection with an alleged hazing incident in January at the 1,200-student Midland Christian School in Midland, Texas. The school is associated with Churches of Christ.

 

Charged with failure to report with intent to conceal neglect or abuse are Midland’s superintendent, principal, vice principal, athletic director and head baseball coach.

 

All have since bonded out of the Midland County Detention Center, local media reported. Police also arrested an unidentified minor.

Read the full article here.

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