An area high school principal has been arrested on charges of indecency to a child.
The Terry County Sheriff's office reported Paducah ISD Principal Jay Cantrell has been charged with multiple counts of indecency to a child and one count of sexual assault to a child.
The school district posted a statement on its website saying, "Mr. Cantrell (HS boys' basketball coach and principal) has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations brought forth by students. This is standard procedure for Paducah ISD. Superintendent Troy Parton requests that everyone let the authorities handle the investigation before drawing conclusions. Mr. Parton continues to ask for prayers for the school and community for guidance in this situation."