Bixby School Board Sets Special Meeting In Sexual Assault Investigation
BIXBY, Oklahoma - The Bixby School Board will hold a special meeting to address the criminal investigation into an alleged sexual assault and cover up.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Court documents state a football player was sexually assaulted at a team function at Bixby School Superintendent Kyle Wood's home in the 10300 block of East 124th Place South. The investigator believes it took place on September 27, 2017, the affidavit says.
The superintendent, Principal Terry Adams, Athletic Director Jay Bittle and Head Football Coach Loren Montgomery are all mentioned in an affidavit. A search warrant was sworn out for their cell phones and email communications concerning the sexual assault.
The affidavit says the victim was upstairs at Wood's home when he was penetrated with a pool stick while being held down by other football players. Three football players held his legs and upper body down while a fourth sexually assaulted him causing "significant pain," the affidavit states.
The school board will vote to go into executive session to speak to its attorney about the pending investigation of the football players. The agenda does not mention any of the school personnel who are included in the investigation.
Discussion, consideration and vote to determine the necessity of an executive session and vote to go into executive session, pursuant to OKLA. STAT. tit. 25, Section 307 B.4 and 7 (2011) of the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, for the purpose of confidential communications between the board and its attorney concerning a pending confidential investigation of an incident involving certain Bixby High School students, the board having previously been advised by its attorney that public disclosure of such communications will violate confidentiality requirements of state or federal law and will seriously impair the ability of the School District to conduct the confidential pending investigation of such matter.
They will then vote to take any action deemed necessary, the agenda states.
Rogers County District Attorney Matt Ballard told News On 6 the investigation is ongoing, and they are not ready to decide on any charges at this point.
An affidavit from Rogers County investigators applying for a search warrant gives more information about the alleged sexual assault.
WARNING: Some information in the court document may be disturbing to readers.