Anderson Faculty District 5 spoke to reporters about incident earlier than reaching out to the teenage sufferer’s household
ANDERSON, SC – Attorneys for a teenage pupil victimized by an Anderson County Faculty Useful resource Officer expressed disgust and outrage at present following information that the SC State Regulation Enforcement Division (SLED) has been requested to analyze the incident and an announcement to the media made by Anderson Faculty District 5. The sufferer is represented by the excessive powered, Columbia, S.C. primarily based Strom Regulation Agency. Attorneys Bakari Sellers and Amy Willbanks with the Strom Regulation Agency, are representing the coed.
“Let’s be clear, SRO officers are there to defend our kids. So to have them violate that belief and grow to be the very predators they’re purported to be defending our kids from is past troubling,” mentioned Sellers. “However then to have the varsity district make public feedback to the media with out ever reaching out to the sufferer’s household is pouring salt within the wound.”
The attorneys verify that officers with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Workplace contacted the victims’ household late final week earlier than the investigation was handed over to SLED. Moreover, they thanked the Sheriff’s Workplace for recognizing the necessity for an impartial investigation and confirmed that the household has been and can proceed to completely cooperate.
Up to now, Anderson Faculty District 5 nonetheless has not reached out to both the sufferer or her household.
“It is a little one and an ongoing investigation. Nobody has any proper to be giving out the title of her college or any particulars in regards to the incident apart from regulation enforcement,” mentioned Willbanks. “Anderson Faculty District 5 has recklessly invited pointless scrutiny of the sufferer whereas servicing their very own public picture and for that they need to be ashamed of themselves.”
MyrtleBeachSC Information not too long ago coated an incident regarding an SRO officer and Principal at St. James Center Faculty.
Defending the rights of scholars and fogeys are actually on show and being litigated in courts throughout S.C.