Charges dropped against former WFISD principal for failing to report abuse

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - The Wichita County Grand Jury failed to indict a former Wichita Falls ISD principal for a Failure to Report charge. The grand jury no-billed Kory Dorman on Wednesday, according to District Attorney John Gillespie.

Dorman was arrested in February 2018. According to arrest documents, it was alleged that on December 15, 2017, Dorman, 45, committed Family Code 261.109 Failure to Report while acting in an official capacity as Principal at Crocket Elementary in Wichita Falls.

During the incident, WFPD said three grandparents of a student told Dorman the child had been sexually assaulted by another student in a bathroom at the school on an unknown date. Arrest documents state the grandparents also told Dorman another student may have also been involved.

“In preparing this case, I met with Superintendent Kuhrt. We had a lengthy and productive conversation where the Superintendent outlined the steps that WFISD has taken to ensure that administration and teachers are fully aware of their legal duties to report suspected abuse,” Gillespie said in a press release. “The WFISD is taking its duties very seriously and has added significant training on reporting.”

Another principal was also charged with the same misdemeanor for a similar offense.

WFISD Superintendent Michael Kuhrt said following their arrests in February 2018,"While I won’t comment on whether or not the right judgment call was made, I do know the character of both administrators in question, and I am confident that neither of these administrators would deliberately hurt a child."

The charges were also dropped on the second teacher arrested for failing to report an alleged incident to the proper authorities.

“I also have been advised that the WFISD is working closely with the Wichita Falls Police Department when they have questions about whether a situation should be reported,” Gillespie said.

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