Perry educators suspended amid child abuse case

The Associated Press and The Oklahoman - February 25, 2017 9:51 am

Perry educators suspended amid child abuse case
(Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)
PERRY, Okla. (AP) – The Perry Board of Education has suspended teaching certificates of a teacher and principal accused of failing to report alleged child abuse.
The Oklahoman reports State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister brought Miller and Sullins’ certificates before the board Thursday.
Upper Elementary principal Kenda Miller and fifth-grade math teacher Jeffrey Sullins are charged with failure to promptly report child abuse or neglect.
The charges came after 85-year-old teaching assistant Arnold Cowen was accused of inappropriately touching girls.
Cowen was charged with 18 counts of lewd or indecent proposals or acts on a child under age 16. He was also charged with one count of child pornography.
Miller and Sullins told authorities they didn’t report allegations to law enforcement, the Department of Human Services or parents because they thought the girls were lying.

 

Latest Stories

First Associated Press Poll Of 2022 Places OU, OSU Within Its Top 25

OKLAHOMA CITY –  The Associated Press released its preseason poll for the upcoming 2022 college football season Monday,...

NOC Hosting Support Event for Concurrent Ponca City High School Students

NOC’s Rick Edgington, ED.D will be at the University Center in Ponca City on Thursday, August...

Families Can Register Children in Grades 7th Through 9th for Free Online Math Tutoring

Oklahoma City – The Math Tutoring Corps initiative offered by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE)...