Auburndale school shuts down after headmaster accused of molesting child

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The future of a small Christian school in Auburndale seems to be up in the air after their headmaster was arrested last week.

Detectives arrested Charles Aguon and charged him with molesting a 15-year-old football player. Along with being headmaster, Aguon was the football coach and pastor at the school.

The school has been closed since he was arrested. Over the weekend parents got a disturbing call from Kingdom.

“The voice message they sent out was very vague as far as if they would re-open or not,” Ryan Vaught, whose son is a student there, told FOX 13. “They said it would be closed for a week, but there was still some doubt to it.”

With all the turmoil, Vaught and his wife have decided to take their son out.

“I want him to have stability somewhere else. If that’s at another school, or homeschooled, then that’s what I am going to do for him,” he said.

The Vaughts are not the only ones who say they plan to move on. Patty Smith, another parent, says she is pulling her daughter out too.

“We don’t know what is going to happen with the school,” she said. “I think the only way for us to move forward is to put them somewhere else.”

Smith says about a dozen families are moving their kids to another Christian school in Eagle Lake.

A staffer at Kingdom tells FOX 13 the plan is to re-open on Monday, February 18, but nothing is etched in stone.