Former middle school dean arrested for statutory rape

- Tinicum Township police arrested a former middle school dean for statutory rape and sexual assault.

Officials say it happened while 42-year-old Omar Harrison was dean of students at Mastery Charter Harrity Middle School.

The victim is a 14-year-old 8th grade student who says Harrison drove her to a hotel and committed the offenses some time last year.

Harrison is currently being held on $100,000 bail.

The school released a statement saying that as soon as they learned of the allegations, they suspended Harrison and started an internal investigation. They have since fired him.

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