A principal in the Hearne ISD has been indicted on Injury to a Child charges.

Ronny Welborn

Hearne Junior High Principal, Dr. Ronny Welborn is under investigation over a case of corporal punishment.  Welborn turned himself into the Robertson County jail following the indictment.

The Robertson County District Attorney says he believes the punishment went too far.  A family member of the child told KBTX in Bryan, that the 12-year-old received three swats with a wooden paddle on October 2nd.

Welborn's attorney, Jim James, says they plan to enter a not guilty plea, saying the punishment was standard procedure and permission had been given.

Welborn is free after posting $5,000 bond.

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