Carthage I.S.D. Superintendent: Allegations in lawsuit completely false

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Carthage ISD’s superintendent calls the allegations in a lawsuit against the school district completely false.

A parent claims a football player recorded a nude video of her daughter, shared the video and immediate action wasn’t taken by the district.

The superintendent, high school principal and head football coach are also included in the federal lawsuit.

Dr. Glenn Hambrick released this statement:  “A lawsuit was filed against Carthage ISD and several administrative staff members. Because the lawsuit involves students who are minors, we are limited in a response we can make. However, the lawsuit makes many accusations that are completely false. We look forward to clearing the name of the school and the individuals named. This matter has been turned over to the school’s counsel.”

Original Article

PANOLA COUNTY, TX – A parent is suing the Carthage Independent School District, alleging nothing was done after a Carthage High School quarterback recorded a nude video of her daughter and shared it.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Marshall, alleges the quarterback shared the video with teammates, students and even an assistant coach.

Several Carthage ISD officials are named as defendants, including Superintendent Glenn Hambrick, Principal Otis Amy and Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Scott Surratt.

CISD officials, including the defendants, have been briefed on the evidence collected by the FBI and law enforcement, know of the player’s ongoing and continuing acts, but have taken no action, the lawsuit states.

The results of the investigation by the FBI were provided to local law enforcement for prosecution under state law.

Initially, the CPD took no action, according to the lawsuit.

However, the Texas Attorney General’s Office gave the police department a deadline of February 2018 to take action.

In response to the deadline, and reluctantly, police gave the star football player pretrial diversion with no formal charges.

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