According to a press release from the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, in September 2021, a second victim reported a sexual assault by the same male student. Two of Carter High School’s assistant principals, 38-year-old David Shenhan Yang and 37-year-old Natasha Harris, failed to report the incident to law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office says. A third victim reportedly alerted police in February but did not report the alleged sexual assault to school authorities.
California state law reportedly requires that school officials alert law enforcement of child abuse or neglect.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, Yang and Harris were charged with one felony count of child abuse and two misdemeanor charges of failure of a mandated reporter to report child abuse or neglect.