Two administrators at Saint Joseph High School near Santa Maria are facing charges because they didn’t report an alleged sexual assault of a student.The alleged assault is believed to have occurred during the 2011-12 school year and happened off campus.School Principal Joseph Myers and former Dean of Students John Walker are both charged with a misdemeanor count of failing to pass on to law enforcement a reported incident of sexual assault on a student by two other students.Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney Mag Nicola says Walker also has a second misdemeanor of the same charge in relation to a similar matter.The alleged suspects and victim in the sexual assault are all juveniles and the specifics of the crimes will not be released.Myers and Walker face six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.Arraignment is scheduled for July 30, 2012.
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