Seneca, SC (WLTX) -- An elementary school principal was arrested by the Seneca Police Department after she allegedly received a report about the sexual abuse of a child, but allegedly did not contact law enforcement.
According to WSPA TV, Blue Ridge Elementary School Principal Idasa Cobb was arrested on charges of failure to report child abuse or neglect.
The allegations recorded on the Oconee County Sheriff Department's incident report says Cobb allegedly was notified by phone on March 28th that a child was being sexually assaulted. The incident report goes on to state that Cobb reportedly discussed the allegations with two assistant principals at the school, claiming she told the two that the abuse had been reported and she would take care of it.
The incident report goes on to allege that Cobb did not contact law enforcement or the Department of Social Services until April 1st, and the arrest warrant states Cobb failed to report information "which gave her reason to believe that a child has been or may have been abused or neglected."
The Principal was placed on paid administrative leave earlier this week.
After Cobb was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center on Thursday, she was later released on $5,000 bond, and has since submitted her letter of resignation to the Oconee County School District.
The school district is quoted in a statement saying "the abuse allegations do not involve a district employee, and they are not alleged to have happened at the school. They are fully cooperating with law enforcement and cannot comment further as the investigation is ongoing."