La Vernia superintendent: "We're going to continue to move forward"

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LA VERNIA - It's been nearly two months since news broke of the arrests of several high school student-athletes on allegations of sexual assault at La Vernia High School.

More than a dozen former La Vernia High School football players have been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting other students. Court papers state the victims were also student athletes.

The Texas Rangers are continuing to investigate, and the La Vernia Independent School District has since launched its own investigation.

"The one thing that I can tell you is that we're gonna be very thorough and we're gonna make all decisions based on facts, " said Dr. Jose Moreno, Superintendent of La Vernia I.S.D.

The district has also launched the campaign "Listen To Our Voice."

"Often times you don't know what you don't know so we established based on our current situation what is it that we could do as a school system to better improve and refine and type of systems that we had currently, " Moreno went on to say.

Students, staff, or community members can download a QR Code Reader and Scanner on their cell phone,

The district will have posters throughout the district campuses, stadium, and other areas with a QR codes so students, staff, or community members can report an incident.

The reporting can remain anonymous and also the reporter to download video and pictures.

Also of the information reported will immediately go to administrators.

"And that way they can act quickly to follow up with those, " added Dr. Moreno.

The "Listen To My Voice" campaign is up and running, and even though the school year is ending the new reporting system will continue.

"We're doing what we need to do at this point and we're gonna continue moving forward," added Moreno.

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