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School Statement | Mr. Brian Hawkins

As the news media reported today, an investigation is underway pertaining to events preceding the death of former teacher and coach, Mr. Brian Hawkins. The Indiana State Police have not contacted administrators at Scecina Memorial High School about this investigation.

According to The Indianapolis Star report, the State Police have no reason to believe that Mr. Hawkins ever engaged in any inappropriate activities with minors. If we are contacted by law enforcement authorities regarding this investigation, we will cooperate fully.

Our primary concern at this time is to provide support to your children and to the Hawkins family on the eve of their son’s funeral. Tomorrow, we will have additional counselors at the school to help students, faculty, and staff deal with this new development. We again offer you the resources linked below so that you can have conversations with your children:

http://www.scecina.org/bereavement-and-grief-resources

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in counseling and supporting your children during this time. We will provide further updates if more developments occur. We ask you to continue praying for one another, our school community, and the Hawkins family.

Sincerely,

Joe Therber                 John Hegarty
President                     Principal