. . . Court records released Wednesday show Longfellow Alternative School officials were made aware of sexual abuse allegations against counselor Shana Taylor on Feb.17 when a parent came to the school and disclosed she had viewed numerous text and Facebook messages between her son and Taylor.
Court records show Mr. William Jensen, assistant principal, learned of the alleged sexual relationship on Feb. 17.
Jensen then made contact with numerous other school officials, including the director of student services and the director of human resources for the district, and forwarded all of the messages to human resources, court records say.
However, the Indiana Department of Child Services was not notified about the allegations until six days later on Feb. 23, according to James Wide, spokesperson for DCS.
Indiana Code 31-33-5-4 requires schools to orally report “immediately” to the Indiana Department of Child Services or local law enforcement.
IPS has declined requests to interview an official on camera about Taylor and the reporting timeline.
“Dr. Ferebee plans to speak about this situation with the media, but it won’t happen today,” a statement issued Wednesday said. “I’ll let you know as soon as I have a timeline on that item.”
Kenney also reached out to IPS Board of School Commissioners who all declined to comment.
“This is a personnel issue, and it is our board's policy not to comment,” IPS board president Mary Ann Sullivan said.
It’s not yet clear if school officials could face criminal charges related to the six day delay in reporting to DCS.
In 2014, the Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a former Muncie Central High School principal who failed to report the rape of a student in a timely manner.The Indianapolis Star has gotten around to posting a story on the subject, although it contains no new information. And this is what's on the mind of the Democratic Party hack IPS board members have employed unnecessarily as their official spokesperson. How fitting.
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