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Nine Mile Falls School District responds to child rape accusations against Dr. Morgenstern

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NINE MILE FALLS, Wash. - Nine Mile Falls School District told KHQ that they first learned of the child rape allegations against Dr. Craig Morgenstern from news reports on Wednesday. They said, before that, they didn't have any indication that police were investigating Morgenstern.

Morgenstern was arrested on a charge of Child Rape on Monday, and then again on Wednesday night for Possession of Child Pornography. 

The superintendent, Brian Talbott, called the charges against Morgenstern "hard to stomach," and described his initial reaction to the news as "utter shock and dismay." Talbott hopes this serves as a grim reminder for parents to keep open communication with their kids, and talk to their children if they suspect anything unusual. 

"It's a horrible, shocking reminder of the importance of having conversations with our own children," Talbott said. "I don't believe that this is isolated, given the evidence that the sheriff came up with...I don't think we can over-communicate with kids that there are people out there that don't have their best interests in mind."

Talbott also said the School District doesn't have any plans to address students directly about what happened, but teachers are prepared if students come forward.

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