Lawmaker Says 9 Workers On Leave Over New Fights

A state lawmaker says nine employees are under investigation over allegations of new fights among mentally disabled residents of the troubled Corpus Christi State School.

State Rep. Abel Herrero said Saturday the workers are on leave while state officials look into complaints that the staff members did nothing to intervene in the fights involving residents Wednesday and Thursday.

Earlier this month, six staffers were charged with injury to a disabled person over separate fights allegedly organized for the staff's entertainment.

Videos of those fights were found on a cell phone.

Herrero said Friday that at least two staff members were being investigated over the new fight allegations.

Herrero is a Democrat from Robstown.

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    What is going on with peoples morals and sense of responsibility?

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