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New principal named at Tri-West High School in Hendricks County

Matt Rund was assistant at Indianapolis N. Central
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Posted at 9:07 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 21:07:08-04

LIZTON — There's a new principal at Tri-West High School, the Hendricks County School thrown into turmoil last year when a now former teacher and coach faced child seduction allegations.

Matt Rund is the new principal. He's a veteran educator who spent the last three years as an assistant principal at Indianapolis North Central High School.

Rund replaces former principal Adam Benner who resigned last June. In January, Benner was charged with failing to report allegations of child abuse and neglect involving football coach and teacher Tyler Bruce.

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Also in January, Bruce, who is 31, was arrested and charged with child seduction and obstruction of justice for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student at the school. He faces trial in July.

The problems at Tri-West were the subject of a lengthy investigation by WRTV. The school board's handing of he matter drew sharp criticism from many parents.