23 year odl Reginald Hicks had a clean record according to Ft Zumwalt superintendent Dr. Bernard DuBray. Certainly no one could have predicted the charges now facing Hicks: 9 counts including statutory rape, for an alleged relationship with a 16 year old girl.
It's a story that can make any parent feel uneasy. And as I interviewed Dr. DuBray I could see the pain and concern in his face. Yet as he told me, school officials did everything they could as quickly as they could. He says as soon as rumors about the coach and hall monitor reached the principal, he approached the student, who admitted what had happened. This all happened on Monday night and by Tuesday afternoon, Hicks was under arrest.