Bob Gagnon, the former principal at Manatee High School, Gregg Fowler and Matt Kane, both former assistant principals at the school, are each charged with one felony count of failure to report child abuse, one misdemeanor count of failure to report child abuse, and one misdemeanor count of giving false information to law enforcement.
The original investigator for the district, Debra Horne, who is currently working as an assistant principal at Prine Elementary, was also charged with one felony county of failure to report child abuse, the Bradenton Herald article states.Original Story:
Two more school board employees have been put on administrative leave in the Manatee County School District’s investigation of Roderick “Rod” Frazier, who allegedly groped several students and three school employees over the course of a seven-year span.
Palmetto High School Principal Greg Faller and Southeast High Assistant Principal Matt Kane have been placed on paid administrative leave, according to a press release issued by the district Thursday.
“Mr. Faller and Mr. Kane previously served as assistant principals at Manatee High School, “ Superintendent Rick Mills said in a press release. “At the conclusion of the investigation, if disciplinary action is warranted, I will bring that before the School Board of Manatee County. ”
Prosecutors charged Frazier, a former Parent Liaison and coach at Manatee High School, with a total of ten misdemeanors in July, pending the results of an extensive investigation that began in early February and was conducted by Bradenton Police Department.
Frazier was charged with seven counts of battery and three counts of interfering with student attendance. (He also reportedly summoned students out of class for social purposes).
Frazier resigned in July, but now the school district has been conducting its own investigation, and has placed a total of five administrators on leave on allegations that they knew about the battery but did not report it.
Debra A. Horne, who had served as investigator when allegations were originally brought forth against Rod Frazier, a coach at Manatee High School, was also put on administrative leave on August 7.