The district has denied the allegations, but, in his Sept. 30 deposition for the DOAH case, Fritz admitted that he went to court and told County Judge Joe Wild that the district had no desire to press charges against Speights. FALSE
The District never wanted to press charges against the student and went to court to validate that the situation was being resolved amicably between the parties. The District never felt that criminal charges were necessary. Dr. Fritz supervises the Risk Management department for the District and is responsible for Property and Casualty Insurance. As a result, it is within his scope of responsibility to speak on behalf of the District regarding its interests in property damage.
The parent of the referenced student has authorized the District to share information with the public about these events.