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Police: Principal told student who alleged rape to 'move on'


PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri girl who reported being raped by her boyfriend told a detective that her high school principal threatened them with in-school suspension to "get them to stop saying things about each other," according to police.

Richard Thomas, 37, of Jackson, was charged Monday with a misdemeanor count of failure to report abuse, neglect or death of a child younger than 18, The Southeast Missourian ( ) reported. School administrators are required by law to report suspicions of child abuse.

Thomas didn't return a phone message from The Associated Pres...

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