UPDATE (1:30 a.m. on Friday, June 17): Several members of the Hihat community, which Bradford was a part of, say from what they knew of her, she was a “good person” and this news “came as a shock.”
David Hall says he grew up with Bradford and, like many others in the community, always thought she was an “upstanding citizen.” He also says “I hope it isn’t true. Everybody is innocent until proven guilty… I’d have to see otherwise.”
UPDATE (4:27 p.m. on Thursday, June 16): According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, April Bradford has been arrested, and she is currently out on bond.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the indictment of a Floyd County school administrator.
April Bradford, 50, of Weeksbury has had a warrant for her arrest issued by a Floyd County Circuit Court Judge, according to the Attorney General’s Office.
Bradford was indicted on 11 counts of unlawful transaction with a minor, one count of second-degree sodomy, and seven counts of third-degree sodomy on Wednesday.
The Attorney General’s Office said the charges come from allegations made by two victims who were minors between 1997 and 2007 when the crimes were said to have occurred.
The case was investigated by the Kentucky State Police.
Below is a statement released by Anna Shepherd, Superintendent of Floyd County Schools:
Several weeks ago, the district became aware of a state police investigation concerning possible inappropriate and potentially criminal conduct engaged in over a decade ago by an administrator in the district. Upon receiving notice of the investigation, the district consulted with board counsel and took prompt action suspending the administrator from employment pending the outcome of the investigation and further information being received.
During this suspension the administrator was instructed not to enter the grounds of any district property and the matter was reported to the Educational Professional Standards Board. Our policy prohibits us from talking about personnel matters until final action is taken. This matter remains under investigation.Anna Shepherd, Superintendent of Floyd County Schools