HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) - Tensions were high Tuesday night at the North West Hendricks school board meeting.
Some parents say they want all members of the North West Hendricks School Corporation to step down.
This comes after the board decided not to fire Tri-West varsity football coach Tyler Bruce after a female student claimed he molested and abused her.
The victim's father addressed the board.
"It's a pretty emotional thing for my family right now," said Mark Lewis.
Lewis said his emotions were focused on a select few.
"It's about the one or two that cause cancer in this community that you guys aren't taking care of that's making the entire community look bad," said Lewis.
Bruce has denied claims and has not been charged. He is on paid administrative leave and under criminal investigation.
The Indiana Department of Education has filed a formal complaint against Bruce's teaching license back on September 5. A formal date for a hearing has not yet been set.
While some stand behind the coach others claim some teachers knew about the allegations and did nothing.
"How dare you stand by and not do anything. No one spoke up. There were students that called the hotline and still no one did anything," said one woman.
One teacher fired back.
"We don't deserve the abuse we are getting. Perhaps some poor choices were made, but that does not represent us as a whole," said teacher Tim Kern.
The new interim superintendent tried to calm frustrations.
"As we move forward we're going to try to do everything we can to be transparent and try to heal as a community," said Dr. Scott Syverson.
Many who came out say they just want the investigation handled correctly so that this school district can finally move forward.