The principal of KIPP DC College Prep is accused of failure to report allegations of sexual abuse by a teacher.
KIPP DC College Prep Principal Faces Criminal Charge for Failure to Report Abuse Allegations
According to a report by News 4 Washington, KIPP DC College Prep principal Andhra Lutz has been charged with failure to report for allegedly waiting almost a week to report allegations of sexual abuse involving a teacher.
A student accused a male teacher of sexual abuse in 2018, but child protective services were not notified until nearly a week after the allegations were made. In Washington D.C., school employees are required to promptly contact the authorities regarding suspicions or allegations of child abuse.
Police reports state that on October 18, 2018, a female student told Lutz that a male teacher had made sexual contact with her. This student accused the teacher of rubbing up against her and brushing his penis against her arm through clothing.
Police did not file charges against the teacher. KIPP DC also released a statement that said an internal investigation did not find a violation of the school’s standards. However, a separate police investigation found that Lutz waited six days before she reported the allegation to child protective services.
Lutz was charged with failure to report in August. She appeared in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday and entered into an agreement to have the charge dismissed under the condition that she and other school staff would participate in additional training for mandatory reporting.