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Parents Upset School Didn't Share Former Teacher's Molestation Charges

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NBC Right Now uncovered more information Thursday about a former teacher at Kingspoint Christian School in Pasco who's charged with child molestation. NBC Right Now uncovered more information Thursday about a former teacher at Kingspoint Christian School in Pasco who's charged with child molestation.

PASCO, WA - NBC Right Now uncovered more information Thursday about a former teacher at Kingspoint Christian School in Pasco who's charged with child molestation.

Kingspoint sent an email Tuesday morning to friends and family of the school referencing our report on Monday.

The email was a response to reports that the former teacher, Brian Scott Dean, now faces child molestation charges.

It was the first time the school notified people about Dean's charges.

Parents are frustrated they didn't know sooner, but the school says the charges are a private matter and do not involve the school or its students.

"The integrity and the ethics of the school is completely in question to me. That's why I pulled my son from the school immediately," said Mandi Williams, parent.

Mandi Williams' son won't be going to Kingspoint Christian anymore. Williams made the decision after the school notified parents about the charges against former teacher, 30-year-old Brian Scott Dean, weeks after he was arrested on child molestation charges.

"When I called the school to find out how long they had known about the allegations, they informed me they had known since he resigned," Williams said.

The principal would not go on camera, but told me Dean resigned on his own shortly after his arrest.

Charges were filed against Dean February 3rd and he was arrested the next day.

Court documents say Dean allegedly inappropriately touched a 13-year-old girl on January 23rd who was in his care.

The school sent an email to parents acknowledging the charges on Tuesday, more than a month after charges were filed, in response to the story we aired the day before.

The principal says it was a personal matter for Dean and did not involve the school.

"We as his parents feel that it was very important for them to let us know and we just don't feel like we can trust him going there anymore," Williams said.

Williams says she's saddened her son is leaving the school, but she wants to do what she thinks is right.

"I don't intend to let this go. I feel like the school needs to be held accountable for their actions. I think that an apology needs to be made," Williams said.

Kingspoint's principal says Dean did not work for the school in late January for personal reasons.

She could not tell me the date he stopped working at Kingspoint or the day he resigned.

The principal said they felt they needed to tell parents after this week's media attention about Dean's charges.

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