Southwest Travel Advisory vector updates to address recent child abuse report
UPDATE March 21, 2018 11:20:17The Southwestern Travel Advisory Vector (SWATAV) has been updated to reflect that a Southwestern School District school has been identified as a possible perpetrator of child sexual abuse.
The update was released this morning by the District in response to a media request.
The update states:Southwest officials announced today that the District has identified a Southwest school district as a perpetrator of the child sexual exploitation and abuse of students that occurred at the school.
The District has been made aware of this information and is actively investigating the allegations.
Southwest is committed to protecting the rights and safety of all our students and staff and we are committed to continuing to lead the nation in efforts to improve the safety and well-being of all children.
We are also committed to making the District the safest school district in the nation by ensuring that every child in our district has the opportunities and resources to thrive.
We have a team of law enforcement professionals that will continue to ensure the safety of our students, our staff and our community.
Southwestern is also working with the FBI and other law enforcement partners to review and share this information.
The updated SWATAV states:The new SWATAv will be in place for a period of two weeks beginning on March 25, 2018 and will update at least once per week.
For more information on the SWATav and how to follow the update, please visit the updated SWATSatav webpage.
UPDATE March 20, 2018 10:51:09The Department of Education has issued a statement to address a media inquiry regarding a potential child abuse allegation in the District.
The Department is aware of an investigation by the State of Texas involving an individual with the name and/or alias ‘Ryan D.’
The individuals identity has not been released.
If you have any information regarding this investigation please contact the District’s Office of Child Abuse Prevention, Child Abuse Investigations, Child and Family Services Division, at 281-693-4999 or by email at [email protected]
Southwestern has released a statement on the matter.
The statement reads:Southwestern Schools is aware that there is a child sexual assault allegation made against a current employee of the District, Ryan D. We are in the process of gathering additional information, and have made a decision to take this action.
South Southwest is deeply committed to providing our students the safest and most secure environment possible, and we have an experienced and dedicated team of staff, law enforcement, and education professionals working to ensure that our students have the best opportunities to succeed.