Claims of Teachers Being Sexually Assaulted and Homicidal Threats Not Reported to Parents or Staff of NCT
BROOKSVILLE – Parents and Staff of Nature Coast Technical High School say they are fed up with criminal activity occurring on school property and they’re demanding change.
A staff member at NCT recently contacted RNRF, claiming that two major incidents occurred at NCT over the last few months that were never made public or even relayed to staff members.
According to one staff member who asked to remain anonymous, over the last 30 days a 10th grade student assaulted two teachers on two separate occasions by masturbating directly in front of each teacher. The first incident occurred with his pants on but the second time the student committed the offense, he completely exposed himself and stated “I bet you want this.”
The staff member tells RNRF that both teachers complained about the offenses but no criminal charges have been filed and the student only received 10 days OSS (Out of School Suspension).
School officials confirmed the student received a 10-day suspension and in a statement says, “administrators are working closely with the parents to provide additional interventions.” A spokesperson with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that two separate investigations were conducted but would not specify the type of investigation. Spokesperson Denise Moloney says, “After checking thoroughly, these (reports) under F.S. 985.04(2)(a) are confidential as they do not fit any of the 4 listed exclusions to juvenile confidentiality. This may not be waived by the Sheriff’s office.”
It is believed that the student is still enrolled at NCT.
A second incident occurred earlier this year, where the same source says three NCT students were investigated by local and federal authorities, in connection with a series of threats to kill students and commit suicide. Sources say on multiple occasions the students used a U.S. Government website, the Veterans Affairs Website specifically, to announce their threats on a blog thread.
According to Karen Jordan of HCSB, pursuant to the criminal investigations, no charges were filed. Jordan further states, “The student’s activity was discovered after school was dismissed so no lockdown was required. The students are still attending school at NCT.”
But that’s not good enough for one staff member who says, “Administrators and the Sheriff’s Office should not brush this stuff under the carpet. Students, Parents and Staff have a right to know for their own safety.”
We spoke to NCT parent Jennifer Marasciullo who says, “If it’s true then the principal needs to be fired. I’m livid that I wasn’t told. Absolutely livid!”
Most of the parents and staff that we spoke to asked the same questions. Why are these students still attending NCT, why weren’t we notified, and why weren’t charges filed?
Unfortunately, due to privacy laws these questions may never be answered.
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