Since the summer of 2017 The Northwest Florida Daily News has reported over 50 stories involving the Okaloosa County School District.
The stories ahave unraveled a host of issues involving alleged child abuse, public complaints, contradictions by school officials and grand jury involvement
It began in August when the Daily News confirmed that the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office was actively investigating allegations of child abuse involving a special needs student at Kenwood Elementary...
You are about to listen to a second interview with Arden Farley who was charged failing to report suspected child abuse while doing an investigation for the Okaloosa County School District at Kenwood Elementary School in 2016.
He sat down with Daily News Editor Bob Heist, and reporters Tom McLaughlin and Heather Osbourne.
Two Okaloosa County School District employees have been suspended and banned from school district property following their arrest Wednesday on felony charges.
Marlynn Stillions, 59, a special education teacher, and Arden Farley, 70, a school district investigator, face charges relating to a 2016 abuse investigation at Kenwood Elementary School in Fort Walton Beach.
Farley, against the advice of his lawyers, came in to the offices of the Northwest Florida Daily News a day after he was...
A mother of a Kenwood Elementary School student told the Okaloosa County School Board on Monday that parents should be notified when a teacher is investigated for alleged abuse toward their own child.
Christine Newcomer began by asking School Board members to put themselves in the shoes of the 6-year-old student who was allegedly abused by teacher Marlynn Stillions at Kenwood.