CARROLLTON -- A man who co-founded and served at a Carrollton school that serves students with special needs was arrested Thursday and accused of victimizing at least five male victims.
A former administrator at the St. Anthony School, 66-year-old David Paul Green was charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of indecency with a child. Authorities say the victims were students at St. Anthony and ranged in age from 14 to 16 years old.
Authorities say there could be more victims and have asked for the public's help to find more answers.
The Wills Point resident worked at the school from 1998 to 2010, according to Nicole Rodriguez, a spokeswoman with Carrollton police. Rodriguez said the arrest was spurred by assaults that took place between 2000 and 2006 at Green's home.
Tony Cinquepalmi, who co-founded the school with Green, said hearing news of his arrest felt like a punch to his gut.
"I have not been in communication with Mr. Green for a number of years since his retirement," he said in a statement released Friday morning. "I am angry and deeply disturbed by Mr. Green’s actions."
Called a "Dallas Therapeutic School" on its official site, St. Anthony School enrolls students with a range of learning disabilities.
Green was booked into the Carrollton Municipal Jail and later transported to Denton County. If you have any information on these cases, you are asked to call police at 972-466-3333.
FULL RELEASE FROM ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL:
Officials at the St. Anthony School learned that David Green, a teacher at the St. Anthony School prior to his retirement in 2010, was arrested on charges involving improper sexual relations approximately 10 years ago with some of the students of the school. All of the alleged acts were reported to have taken place off of the school grounds, and none of the other teachers or staff had any knowledge of any of Mr. Green’s alleged off-campus improprieties. Tony Cinquepalmi, owner of St. Anthony School, said “I have not been in communication with Mr. Green for a number of years since his retirement. I am angry and deeply disturbed by Mr. Green’s actions." Mr. Cinquepalmi confirms that measures are continually taken to insure that The St. Anthony School is a safe environment for all students, families and staff, and that he will continue to make that the highest priority. It is the policy of St. Anthony School that all staff members are the subject of mandatory annual background checks.