2 Mo. Principals Accused of Not Reporting Violence
PARK HILLS - Two eastern Missouri middle school principals are expected to face misdemeanor charges, alleging they violated the Missouri Safe Schools Act by failing to report violence.
The Park Hills Daily Journal reports that St. Francois County prosecutor Jerrod Mahurin plans to charge Central Middle School's principal and vice principal. As of Wednesday, formal charges have not been filed.
Authorities say a 14-year-old boy struck a 12-year-old girl in the buttocks with his knee, causing a fractured tail bone. The incident happened at the school on March 29.
But Central School District superintendent Desi Mayberry says a district review found the injury happened during horseplay and wasn't an assault that needed to be reported under the Safe Schools Act.