Ex-Principal Heads to Trial for Covering up Statutory Rape in Bathroom

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Three years ago, former Miami Northwestern Senior High principal Dwight Bernard was indicted for allegedly covering up sex that happened in a school bathroom between an 18-year-old football star and a 14-year-old girl. Now he's headed to trial. 

Antwain Easterling, the player in question, went on to help the school win the state championship that year. Bernard supposedly knew about the situation but didn't punish Easterling and allegedly tried to cover it up. A grand jury later released a report titled "Justice Intercepted: The All-Consuming Power of Football."

Bernard declined a plea deal last year and will head to trial today. [JustNews]

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