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