Ind. ex-principal arrested for inappropriate texts to student

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MADISON CO., Ind. (WISH) – Police said an ex-Frankton Jr./Sr. High School principal was arrested on Sunday after he sent inappropriate text messages to a student.

According to a probable cause affidavit, a female student told school officials that Jerry Hoss Jr., 43, of Anderson, sent her inappropriate text messages from June to August. Another student accused Hoss of inappropriate conduct with a student during the previous school year.

Hoss has been charged with one count of attempted child exploitation, a Class D felony; one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor (drugs), a Class A misdemeanor; and two counts of official misconduct, a Class D felony.

Hoss was a principal at the school from July 2005 to June 2013. He resigned in August, court documents said. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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