Clinton High School administrators brought counselors to school to talk with students who may be upset by last week’s arrest of the school’s band teacher. Thirty-three-year-old James Young was suspended from his job Friday after being caught last Thursday in an internet sex sting.
Young’s accused of attempting to entice a minor into sex and driving to DeWitt for the meeting. Clinton Superintendent Richard Basden says administrators met with the band members Friday afternoon to explain the situation — and work with the staff and students continues.
"It’s going to be, for quite a while, a very tender subject," Basden says. The superintendent says the assistant band director and other staff are working to insure everything in the band department stays on schedule. That includes the band’s trip to Hawaii in June, which will go on as planned.