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American Canyon High School Principal Andrew Goff Is Indicted For Failing To Report The Alleged Sex Crimes Of Physical Education Teacher Brad Rowell

American Canyon High School Principal Andrew Goff Is Indicted For Failing To Report The Alleged Sex Crimes Of Physical Education Teacher Brad Rowell

American Canyon High School Principal Andrew Goff Is Indicted For Failing To Report The Alleged Sex Crimes Of Physical Education Teacher Brad Rowell

AMERICAN CANYON, Calif. (KGO) — A Napa County high school principal is now facing charges for failing to report alleged sexual misconduct involving a teacher and a student.

At American Canyon High School, school is out for the summer.

Principal Andrew Goff is on administrative leave.

The Napa County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that it has charged the principal with failing to immediately report suspected child abuse involving a staff member.

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An American Canyon High School PE teacher is behind bars accused of multiple sex crimes against a female student. The director is on leave due to the ongoing investigation.

Former teacher and track coach Brad Rowell is behind bars at the Napa County Jail.

In April, Rowell was charged with 25 felonies.

According to court documents, these include lewd acts on a child, unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation of a person under the age of 18 and possession of photographs and videos depicting a minor in sexual behavior.

Rowell pleaded not guilty.

Following a district-wide community meeting in April, we heard from concerned parents.

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“This is such a tight-knit community. We have great students, we have great parents. It shouldn’t have happened,” one parent said.

As for Goff, he is an employee of the Napa Unified School District and a mandated reporter.

He must report suspected sexual offenses to law enforcement and child protection services.

The DA’s office says Goff failed as a mandated reporter to report child abuse or neglect.

This is considered a misdemeanor. If convicted, Goff faces up to six months in county jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

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The Deputy DA released this statement saying:

“The purpose of mandatory reporter laws is to ensure that the most vulnerable among us, who may struggle to find the courage or resources to ask for help, get support.”

In response, the superintendent of the Napa Unified School District said:

“Napa Valley Unified School District has a long-standing commitment to train staff on mandatory reporting laws and to strict compliance.

This is not negotiable. Keeping students and staff safe is our priority.”

Goff is scheduled to go before a judge to answer to the charge on July 11.

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