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Follow-Up File: No Charges Filed Following Midlands School District Allegation

Investigators: Incident “did not occur as described by the child.”

The Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) has determined that an alleged incident involving a school administrator and a minor student “did not occur as described by the child,” and that the administrator in question “did not do anything improper.”

Richland county school district two superintendent Baron R. Davis issued a statement on Friday saying the district appreciated the “swift response” taken by sheriff Leon Lott and county deputies who “conducted a thorough investigation.”

Davis affirmed that the “district and school administrators take all reports of alleged misconduct seriously and respond quickly” when it comes to launching internal investigations and cooperating with law enforcement.

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This news outlet reported the disturbing allegations on Wednesday, noting “it is important to remember that while both the school district and sheriff’s office conduct their investigations the accused administrator must be presumed to be innocent.”

Davis signaled his appreciation for “media outlets who supported an impartial investigation in the face of a climate that is quick to make conclusions before a thorough and complete investigation has been conducted.”

While local law enforcement and school officials have been clear as to what they say did not happen with regard to this incident, it remains unclear what they believe actually happened.

In other words, it remains unclear what – if anything – might have prompted the initial allegations. In the event there is any additional information is forthcoming regarding this story, I will be sure to update readers accordingly.

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