New Castle, DE- Colonial School District administrators today learned Ronnie Williams, a member of the Board of Education, has been arrested by New Castle County Police and faces multiple charges related to the sexual abuse of at least three juveniles. Investigators believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Joshuah Smith at (302) 395-8126 or via email at Joshuah.Smith@newcastlede.gov. It has not been ascertained if the three victims attend Colonial Schools, but on Monday counselors will be on hand to talk to any students who wish to discuss this case.
“This information is very unsettling and we are all saddened for the alleged victims,” said Superintendent, Dr. Dusty Blakey. The Colonial School District is cooperating fully with police.
Williams is presumed innocent until proven guilty, so the district must allow the police investigation and judicial process to run its course while Williams retains the ability to remain on the board. The Colonial School District also does not have the authority or responsibility under the law to interfere with publicly elected individuals.
“As always, we will do all that we legally can to protect the safety of our students, and to ensure that they receive the best education possible,” said Board of Education President, Ted Laws.