Fox Information Reside reporter Lawrence Jones interviewed Killeen Every day Herald Metro Editor and education and learning reporter Lauren Dodd for the duration of his “Cross Country” section at 9 p.m. Saturday to focus on Dodd’s modern investigative function highlighting grievances manufactured concerning Killeen Impartial School District staff.
Fox Information called the Herald places of work previous 7 days to schedule an interview with Dodd. She has been operating just about a 12 months to examine the instances in a sequence of experiences about abuse, theft and disciplinary actions by the district.
“Some employees are experiencing alarming accusations ranging from sexual harassment to outright assault,” Jones stated through the interview. “And, it took a courtroom buy to even begin receiving the truth of the matter out. This is alarming to mom and dad in all places as the district proceeds to seemingly block reporters from getting out what’s definitely been going on.”
“We are quite early on in this investigation,” Dodd claimed in reaction. “I inspire viewers to observe us at www.kdhnews.com as this proceeds.”
Immediately after acquiring a idea in September, the Herald requested KISD release all investigative experiences performed by Charles “Chuck” Kelley, the district’s director of investigations, and former DEA agent. KISD turned the general public information ask for in excess of to the Texas Attorney General’s Workplace, which sided partially in favor of the newspaper to release far more than 100 studies. KISD released 14 studies just right before the Fourth of July vacation.
“We are unclear as to how numerous (investigated workers) are still working at the college, how quite a few facial area disciplinary action and how many have been fired,” Dodd reported in the job interview.
In answering Jones’ question pertaining to the styles of allegations, Dodd stated, “Everything from … racism, sexual harassment in the workplace, drug working on campus and assault of kids.”
“I really intend to get to the base of this,” Dodd stated.
Additional concerns will be directed to KISD in the coming months.