Allegations of possible “inappropriate” activity during sports physicals at Liberty County High School has led to an investigation.
According to Gay Uzzell, Liberty County School Superintendent, she was notified Friday morning by LCHS Principal Aaron Day who received a complaint from a parent Thursday night. Uzzell says sports physicals for about 60 male and female athletes were administered last week on campus by a male physician’s assistant from the Liberty County Health Department.
“After talking to parents, we determined it needed to be called in to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and they advised us to call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office,” Uzzell reports.
Sheriff Nick Finch tells The County Record his agency is reviewing complaints, but felt the Department of Health Inspector General’s Office is the expert on what is and is not appropriate in a physical and should weigh-in on the case to help determine if a crime has been committed.
“We’ll be working hand-in-hand with them,” says Sheriff Finch.
Neither Finch or Uzzell could get into specifics on the nature of the complaints, but vowed to get to the bottom of the allegations.
“I’m not going to take any chances with our kids,” Uzzell emphasized. “I don’t play around with the safety of our students.”
Hopefully this turns out to be a misunderstanding. I surely felt my physicals in high school football were "inappropriate". Have some old guy poke his fingers into my family jewels while I coughed certainly wasn't my idea of a good time!