Superintendent: ‘The district is shocked and saddened’

This January 2015 booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office shows Brock Turner. The former Stanford University swimmer was sentenced last week to six months in jail and three years' probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, sparking outrage from critics who say Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky was too lenient on a privileged athlete from a top-tier swimming program. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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OAKWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – The superintendent of Oakwood Schools, Dr. Kyle Ramey, released a statement late Wednesday saying the district, “is shocked and saddened by the behavior of Brock Turner.”

Dr, Ramey addressed the statement made by guidance counselor Kelly Owens, who knew Turner when he was a student.

Kelly apologized to the district for her statement saying, “In the statement I submitted to the Judge during the criminal proceedings and before sentencing referencing Brock’s character, I made a mistake. Of course he should be held accountable.”

Dr. Ramey said the district did not know the statement by Kelly had been submitted and points out the view expressed “does not reflect the view of the district or Oakwood Board of Education.”

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