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Wed May 15, 2013, 12:30 AM

JROTC instructor suspended with pay


Lackland airman barred from contact with O’Connor HS student

Northside ISD confirms retired Lt. Colonel James Payne, a respected JROTC instructor and founder of the program at O’Connor High School, has been suspended with pay pending an investigation by the district.

“He was placed on administrative leave because he did not follow district policy when it comes to field trips,” said Pascual Gonzalez, NISD spokesman.

He said Payne should have cancelled a field trip late last month to Camp Eagle in Rocksprings with 29 students after two parents had backed out as chaperones a few days earlier, or notified the principal of the problem.

Gonzalez said the district requires three parent chaperones on field trips.

He said instead, the 48-year-old instructor, who was on the trip as well, relied on a 21-year-old airman who claimed to be writing a story about developing responsibility and leadership among JROTC students, and their retired military instructors.

Gonzalez said the airman was not authorized to be with students because he had not been cleared by the principal and did not undergo a required criminal background check.

When they returned, Gonzalez said a parent told Payne of serious allegations.

“This airman from Lackland Air Force Base had inappropriate contact, communication and behavior with Northside students,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez would not discuss the specific nature of those allegations.

The military sex assault stuff is now infiltrating Junior ROTC

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Wed May 15, 2013, 02:24 AM

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Parent of JROTC Student Reveals Details of Airman Sex Accusations

By: Yami Virgin

An O’Connor High School parent says there were not enough chaperones on a JROTC trip that has now launched an Air Force investigation.

This after an airman stationed at Lackland allegedly took part of a truth or dare game with the teens.

One of the kids’ parents tells Fox San Antonio that when the airman got bored with the regular game, he found a cell phone app for a sexual truth or dare game.

The parent says she’s been told girls and boys were taking off their tops and bottoms.

There are also allegations of naked girls straddling the airman.

It is also alleged that the 21 year-old airman showed the children his private parts.

Lackland officials confirmed Saturday afternoon that the airman in question is stationed at Lackland, but could not comment further because there is an ongoing investigation.


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