Saturday, November 12, 2011
Ind. Courts - Still more on "When did rape stop being rape?"
Updating yesterday's ILB entry, which quoted a South Bend Tribune story headed "South Bend schools finalist left last job in controversy over not reporting student rape: All three superintendent finalists will interview here next week" ...
That story, by Kim Kilbride, was datelined 7:19 p.m. EST, November 10, 2011.
At 2:27 p.m. EST, November 11, 2011 the same reporter posted this new story, headed "South Bend schools chief finalist withdraws candidacy: King left Muncie amid controversy over failure to report girl's rape." From the story:
SOUTH BEND — South Bend Community School Corp.’s board announced today that Eric King, one of three superintendent finalists, has withdrawn his application for personal reasons.
Roger Parent, school board president, said in a news release, "Citizens and reporters have provided important and valuable information about superintendent candidate finalists. We appreciate their hard work and we thank them for it."
The Tribune reported on Thursday that King left Muncie schools amid controversy this summer over failure of the school district to notify police that a student reported being raped in a high school bathroom. * * *
Christopher Smith, the former principal of Muncie Central High School, is facing criminal charges for failure to immediately report the incident, is scheduled to go on trial Nov. 22.
[Then-Muncie Community Schools Supt.] King, however, did not and will not face criminal charges relating to the incident, a Delaware County deputy prosecutor said Thursday. * * *
The [South Bend] board hired Omaha-Neb.-based recruitment firm McPherson & Jacobson, to conduct its superintendent search.
The firm’s fee is $26,500, plus expenses, which are estimated to be about $15,000.