The following press release was received from the Richland County Sheriff's Department.
Sent: Fri, Nov 19, 2021 6:31 pm
Subject: Re: Press Release - Richland 2
Sheriff Leon Lott announces that no charges will be filed against the Richland Two school administrator who was accused of sexual misconduct.
After an intense investigation which included interviewing multiple witnesses and the individuals involved, as well as reviewing surveillance video from school cameras, investigators determined that the incident did not occur as described by the child and that the administrator did not do anything improper.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department began investigating on Monday, after the parent of a Richland Two elementary student raised concerns about an incident involving an administrator.
On Tuesday night, that parent spoke about the allegations during the public participation portion of the school board meeting.
“As parents, we want to believe that our kids are always truthful with us, but sometimes it turns out that’s not the case,” Sheriff Lott said. “However, we have a duty to make sure that any allegations are fully and completely investigated so that appropriate action can be taken when warranted.”
Richland Two and the elementary school involved cooperated fully throughout the investigation and have been notified of the findings.