School leader accused of not reporting child abuse due in court

Published: Jul. 24, 2017 at 6:24 AM EDT
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An elementary school employee in Three Oaks will be back in court on Monday.

She is accused of failing to help a boy who was starved and abused at home. Sherrie bender is one of four school leaders at Three Oaks Elementary facing misdemeanor charges. They're accused of breaking Michigan's child protection law.

Court papers say they knew the boy was being abused and talked about it; but they never told the Department of Health and Human Services.