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TX principal pleads guilty to indecency with a child

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Former South Plains educator James Clayton Burns, 38, was sentenced to two 15-year prison terms after pleading guilty to two counts of indecency with a child. The two terms will run concurrently.

Burns, a former Sweetwater ISD teacher and former O'Donnell High School principal, was taken into custody after being sentenced Tuesday. In February, he voluntarily surrendered his teaching certificate.

Both cases date back to 2002 and both involved male victims, ages 14 and 16. Additional counts against Burns involving other victims were dropped in exchange for a guilty plea.

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