Purdy superintendent addresses school incident that led to arrest

Friday, April 24, 2015

Purdy Superintendent Steve Chancellor on Friday afternoon released a statement regarding an incident on school grounds that led to a 17-year-old boy being arrested on charges of second-degree rape.

The full statement appears below:

"On April 9, 2015, Purdy High School administrators heard rumors concerning a serious act of alleged student misconduct.

"The administration conducted a prompt investigation and removed the alleged perpetrator from school. At that time, school officials made a hotline report and notified law enforcement. The District also is taking action to assist the alleged victim and her family. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement in their criminal investigation. The District takes the welfare and safety of its students very seriously and deeply regret that one of our students appears to have been abused by another student on school premises. School officials and staff are reviewing what transpired to determine what steps, if any, can be taken to minimize the reoccurrence of such misconduct."

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