Former student suing New Castle schools after accusing counselor of misconduct

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A former student is suing New Castle Community Schools after accusing longtime counselor Darrell Hughes of secretly video-taping students in the shower at his home.

In the lawsuit, the student claims the principal knew about the inappropriate conduct and didn't file a child abuse report.

The suit accuses Hughes of targeting at-risk, minor-age boys and suggests the Department of Child Services director Michael Flemming was aware of the accusations but didn't investigate the school counselor.

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