Haynes Academy Principal booked into jail

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A second WFISD elementary principal is now jailed on a charge of failure to report.

Cindy Underwood was booked into jail Monday afternoon.

The affidavit alleges that on October 25 last year a teacher at Kate Haynes School reported finding photographs on a student assigned iPad of three male students all aged six engaging in sexual acts in a classroom.

The incident occurred on October 3 according to dates on the photos. The teacher reported the photographs to principal Cindy Underwood and Child Protective Services says they got a report from a parent of one of the students on October 31.

The affidavit states Underwood told police she decided to contact the parents of the students involved but not to file a report with CPS or law enforcement.

The affidavit alleges that by allowing the children to go home Underwood placed them at risk for future possible sexual abuse. 

Under Texas law, a professional with responsibility to report possible abuse or neglect must report it within 48 hours and may not delegate or rely on another person to make the report.

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