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  1. Office of Coach, Principal Searched in Forney Hazing CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NBC Dallas

    Deputies with the Kaufman County Sheriff's Department were at Forney High School Thursday searching offices, phones and computers as part of an expanding investigation into allegations of sexual assault against two members of the boys soccer team. A search warrant affidavit obtained by NBC 5 reveals investigators believe the head coach of the soccer team knew about the allegations a month before the sheriff's department was notified -- citing an email sent by a parent to the coach.

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  2. Crime 50 mins ago 1:18 p.m.Warrant: Forney coach knew about sex assault allegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WFAA-TV Dallas

    In a six-page search warrant affidavit, Kaufman County Sheriff's Office investigators revealed for the first time Friday that the head coach of the Forney High School boys soccer team knew about allegations of sexual assault involving players before they were reported to the authorities. The affidavit also indicates that sheriff's office investigators believe high school administrators may have interfered with their investigation by "unilaterally" continuing to investigate during the criminal investigation, according to the affidavit.

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  3. Deputies search Forney High for evidence related to alleged hazing, sexual assaultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Dallas Morning News

    Kaufman County sheriff's deputies on Thursday searched Forney High School in connection with allegations of hazing and sexual assault involving the soccer team. The search occurred after the school day ended.

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  4. Kaufman County Sheriff deputiesa Read Story Tanya EisererRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Kaufman County Sheriff's deputies conducted a search of Forney High School Thursday night as they continue their wide-ranging probe of sexual assault allegations involving members of the Forney High School boys soccer team. The search the first overt sign that authorities are looking at what school officials knew and when they knew it -- began about 4:45 p.m., about 40 minutes after the school day ended.

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  5. We recommend Kenneth Sheets in the Republican primary for the 5th Congressional DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 8 | Dallas Morning News

    ... bipartisan solutions, such as his support for more funding for pre-K. Gooden, 35, has represented his rural Kaufman County district well. His noteworthy accomplishments include passing a bill that stopped municipalities from annexing rural land into ...

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  6. Owl's slaying in Kaufman County prompts $1,000 reward offer for killerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 7 | Dallas Morning News

    Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward to find out who fatally shot a Barred owl in Kaufman County early Sunday morning. The bird was killed with a shotgun between 1:15 a.m. and 2 a.m., Operation Game Thief said on its Facebook page.

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  7. Continue reading More sex assault victims identified in soccer hazing investigation at Forney HighRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 7 | Dallas Morning News

    ... into custody last week after two of their teammates told officials that they had been sexually assaulted. The Kaufman County Sheriff's Department confirmed Wednesday that it has found more victims since, but department spokeswoman Jolie Stewart said ...

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  8. Parents asked to preserve possiblea Read Story Tanya EisererRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 7 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    A portion of a letter sent to Forney High School parents asking them to preserve any possible evidence that could assist in a sweeping investigation of sexual assault among members of the school's soccer team. As Kaufman County Sheriff's detectives continue a wide-ranging probe of sexual assault allegations involving members of the Forney High School soccer team, they have now sent a letter to the parents of current members of the team asking that they preserve all evidence that might help investigators.

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  9. How to talk about hazing with your kids and their coachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 1 | Dallas Morning News

    ... and elsewhere, over nine to 10 months last year. A second soccer player made a similar complaint to the Kaufman County Sheriff's Department, which has accused five students of sexual assault as part of a hazing investigation. The case in Forney ...

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  10. Terrell middle school bans water bottles after students caught with alcoholRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 1 | Dallas Morning News

    ... these violations and potentially file criminal charges," WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported. Officials at the Kaufman County campus say students can't bring open water bottles, cups or other containers to school, KDFW-TV (Channel 4) reported, and any ...

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  11. Middle Schoolers Caught Taking Alcohol to Class: AuthoritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 1 | NBC Dallas

    Students at a Kaufman County middle school won't be allowed to bring open drinks to classrooms after some students were caught bringing alcohol to class, authorities say. There have been "several" recent incidents at Furlough Jr. Middle School in Terrell with students bringing alcohol on campus in open containers, principal Jay Thompson said in a letter to parents.

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  12. Lonestar Gun Club reopens, but much of its action is still at the Kaufman County CourthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 30 | Dallas Morning News

    But at the Kaufman County Courthouse on Tuesday, it was clear there are still battles raging between Lonestar Gun Club and Redneck Resort and the three neighbors who filed suit against the range. The three convinced a judge in September to shut down the gun range over safety concerns.

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  13. Fifth Forney soccer player appears in court on sexual assault accusationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 29 | Dallas Morning News

    A Kaufman County judge Monday ordered juvenile probation to expedite the evaluations of four Forney soccer players accused of sexual assault as part of a team hazing. County Court at Law Judge Dennis Jones said during a hearing that the home evaluations, safety plans and psychological evaluation should ideally be completed in "fast forward.

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  14. In email, Forney superintendent tells parents she considered...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 27 | Dallas Morning News

    ... to an arrest warrant affidavit. McWilliams said she was "heartsick" to learn the early details of the Kaufman County Sheriff's Department investigation and said she would institute new athletics protocols as a result. "Never would have I have ...

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  15. Read: Forney superintendent's emaila Read Story Tanya EisererRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 27 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    ... aside, I am writing to you today to tell you first, I am heartsick to learn of the initial results of the Kaufman County Sheriff's Department's investigation. Never would I have thought any of our students would engage in or be subject to the ...

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  16. Investigator: More victims likely in Texas school assaultsRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 27 | ABC News

    Authorities say more victims are expected to come forward now that five soccer players at a Dallas-area high school have been charged with sexual assault . Kaufman County sheriff's officials were notified last week of allegations against the five players at Forney High School.

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  17. High school soccer players arrested on field over alleged sex assaultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 26 | New York Post

    ... rituals that may go back years, news station WFAA reported . "We don't know how long this has gone on," Kaufman County sheriff's spokeswoman Jolie Stewart told WFAA. "We know that our investigation is going to be pretty lengthy. It's going to take ...

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  18. Brutal hazing was a weekly routine for Forney High soccer players, investigator testifiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 26 | Dallas Morning News

    ... 18-year-old Jacob James Fisher, who was arrested off campus Thursday and has been charged as an adult. The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office was recently told that a boy was being held down and sexually assaulted at least once a week before or after ...

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  19. Texas high school athletes arrested on sex assault chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 25 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Authorities in suburban Dallas have arrested three high school soccer players on sexual assault charges stemming from hazing allegations that date back several years. Kaufman County sheriff's spokeswoman Jolie Stewart says two juveniles were arrested Thursday at Forney High School.

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  20. Crime 4 hour ago 6:42 p.m.Sheriff investigating hazing allegations on Forney High soccer teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 24 | KCEN

    The Kaufman County sheriff's department is investigating allegations of hazing involving players on the Forney High School boys soccer team. The school district released a new statement Wednesday afternoon, confirming that no employees were under investigation and none had been placed on leave.

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