Richmond Christian School principal, business manager accused of failing to report abuse and neglect

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) – The principal of the Richmond Christian School and the school’s business manager have been charged with failing to report suspected child abuse / neglect.

On August 13, the school’s volleyball coach was accused of having taken indecent liberties with a child by his guardian and of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

After discussing the incident with Clifton Williams, principal of Richmond Christian School and Derek Zbyszinski, business manager, on August 16, police determined that the two men had not reported it and they were both arrested on August 20, according to police.

Police say Williams and Zbyszinski have been charged with failing to report suspected child abuse / neglect, a violation of Virginia Code § 63.2-1509. Both men were released on bail.

The Richmond Christian School has issued the following statement:

As previously stated, the safety, education and development of children are paramount at RCS. These arrests are deeply disturbing for the school and our community. The pain experienced by any victim of sexual misconduct is extremely overwhelming. RCS is unwavering in its commitment to support any victim of sexual misconduct and will do everything in its power to prevent any future incidents or allegations. A healthy bond between RCS students and employees is built on trust and built on the school’s mission and values. RCS strives at all times to maintain this trust and has zero tolerance for any sexual misconduct by anyone related to the school.

The police continue to investigate.

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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Mary H. Martino