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Superintendent to discuss felony charges for school leaders

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MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

There is more fallout in the case involving former Manatee High School assistant football coach Rod Frazier.  Just days before the new school year begins, several other school leaders are facing felony charges related to the case.  Manatee County's Superintendent has called a press conference Friday morning to discuss the investigation.

Frazier resigned last month after facing ten misdemeanor charges for inappropriate contact with students and teachers. On Thursday, News Channel 8 learned of criminal charges filed against other school officials.

Four school leaders face a felony charge of failure to report child abuse. Those school officials include:

-The Assistant Superintendent of teaching and learning, Bob Gagnon

-Palmetto High Assistant principal Greg Faller

-Southeast High Assistant Principal Matt Kane

-Pine Elementary Assistant Principal Debra Horne

The State Attorney's Office says failure to report child abuse is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Gagnon, Faller, and Kane also face other misdemeanor charges. Faller and Kane previously served as assistant principals at Manatee High School. Horne previously worked in the Manatee District's Office of Professional Standards.

All of these people were involved in earlier investigations into Frazier's alleged actions.

The State Attorney's office says warrants are out for their arrests, and they're waiting for the suspects to turn themselves in.

Check WFLA.com later today for updates on this developing story.

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