According to two sources, some of the coaches at La Vernia High involved in boy’s athletics have resigned. The La Vernia School District and Texas Rangers continue their investigations into the alleged sexual assaults that resulted in the arrest of 13 students of the high school, a town 30 minutes southeast of San Antonio, Texas. Six adult students and seven juvenile classmates have been charged in the sex scandal involving over twenty others in the boy’s athletic program at the school. One source indicted only three of the football coaches remain. NEWS LEGIT has not been able to confirm this breaking news.
After three incumbent members of the La Vernia Independent School District (LVISD) Board lost their seats during the May 6, 2017 election, the district was allowed to begin their internal investigation. According to Superintendent Dr. Jose Moreno, they will attempt to determine whether any staff had knowledge of the alleged assaults or violated school policies, including reporting requirements. The district also hired a campus police officer to patrol the high school and instituted a new private hotline where students can report misconduct. Dr. Moreno said any alleged violations will be judged by the Teachers Code of Ethics, school board policy and district regulations.
A federal lawsuit filed by the parents of a victim alleges at least one football coach knew what was aware of the abuses and warned the players to stop. Claiming redundant lawsuits, a principal, with several current and former members of the school staff filed a court motion to be relieved from the legal actions.
“We’re lucky no one died.”
Investigators learned that three of the adult suspects along with a juvenile suspect held a 16-year-old male classmate down at an off campus home and sexually assaulted him with the threaded end of a CO2 air tank. The November 2016 crime was said to be part of the victim’s initiation into the varsity football team from the junior-varsity team. “We’re lucky no one has died,” a credible source close to the investigations told NEW LEGIT. “Some of the acts committed on these boys were unbearably dangerous and brutal. This case goes beyond just the high school.”
“The parent of this child has gone through a living nightmare while her son struggled to deal with what happened,” a source, in education said. “As we understand it, she went to school authorities on several occasions to report it and seek help. She finally went to the police.”