Indecency with Child Occurred at Murphy Middle School
A previous version of this story was published online yesterday and then deleted for technical reasons outside of the control of the Murphy Messenger.
Murphy police media report, Incident Number 19005744, shows that on Feb. 25, 2019, an Indecency with Child Sexual Contact offense code was reported. The date the incident occurred, was Feb. 22, 2019. The location of the offense is 620 N. Murphy Rd., which is Murphy Middle School. An MPD officer was dispatched to MMS at 3:01 p.m. on Feb. 25 in reference to a sex offense.
MPD informed that the suspect is a 14-year-old male and the victim is a 14-year-old female. The victim knew the suspect. Details of the sexual contact included inappropriate touching that had occurred throughout the year. The victim did not report the offense.
Neither MPD, nor Plano ISD, would speak to specific discipline regarding this incident. When asked if this was the suspect’s first offense, MPD responded, “It’s a juvenile, those records are sealed.”
Lesley Range-Stanton, PISD Executive Director for Communications provided, “Due to student privacy, the district would not be able to share information regarding the disciplinary measures related to a specific student or incident. However, all disciplinary measures are in accordance with the Plano ISD Student Code of Conduct, which can be accessed on our website at https://www.pisd.edu/Page/947.” She also provided links to district policies regarding bullying and harassment: Student Welfare – Freedom from discrimination, harassment and retaliation: https://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Code/312?filter=FFH and Student Welfare – Freedom from bullying: https://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Code/312?filter=FFI. Content found in in these policies include: Notification of the outcome of the investigation shall be provided to both parties in compliance with FERPA. If the results of an investigation indicate that prohibited conduct occurred, the District shall promptly respond by taking appropriate disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and may take corrective action reasonably calculated to address the conduct. Examples of corrective action may include a training program for those involved in the complaint, a comprehensive education program for the school community, counseling to the victim and the student who engaged in prohibited conduct, follow-up inquiries to determine if any new incidents or any instances of retaliation have occurred, involving parents and students in efforts to identify problems and improve the school climate, increasing staff monitoring of areas where prohibited conduct has occurred, and reaffirming the District’s policy against discrimination and harassment.”