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Bixby school board releases statement on alleged sexual assault
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Bixby school board releases statement on alleged sexual assault

Bixby school board releases statement on alleged sexual assault

Bixby school board releases statement on alleged sexual assault

The details are slowly being released on what’s being done about a 16-year-old Bixby football player's allegations of sexual assault.

The teen says he was sexually assaulted by several of his teammates during a September event at the superintendent's house.

Now, a school leader says the school board is gathering more information on the events on that night.

Bixby Board of Education President Ron Schnare said in a statement Wednesday that several interviews have been conducted. See the entire release below.

“As president of the Bixby Board of Education, I am issuing this statement to inform our citizenry of the District’s ongoing investigation involving certain Bixby High School students.

The investigation has been proceeding diligently and prudently by the District’s outside legal counsel with assistance by the Bixby High School administration. A number of interviews have been conducted and all of the facts are being gathered for ultimate presentation to the Board of Education.

As I have stated earlier, under state and federal law, the District, including its board members and staff, is precluded from commenting on any facts or information involving any students or employees who may be involved in the investigation. These laws have prohibited the District from commenting on any details of the investigation.

I want the public to know that all of the board members and the persons investigating these issues take this matter very seriously. We understand the concerns of our patrons and we are sensitive of the need to insure that the values of our community are upheld. To that end, a comprehensive and thorough investigation is ongoing. The Board will conduct a meeting on Thursday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m. to receive an update on the investigation.

In closing, I will say that you have placed your trust in five board members who are doing everything they can to retain that trust. We will see this investigation to a full conclusion and you should trust that, if appropriate, we will hold individuals accountable for their actions.

Thank you.

Ron Schnare

Board President

November 29, 2017”

An internal investigation by the school district's outside legal counsel and the Bixby High School administration is underway.

 

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