WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (OnFocus) – The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department (WRPD) announced that it has investigated and subsequently charged a Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln counselor with two felony counts of sexual assault of a child by a school staff person.
According to the release, Christopher A. Bondioli, 51, was placed on administrative leave on Jan. 25, 2022 after the Wisconsin Rapids Public School District (WRPS) and Wood County Human Services notified Wisconsin Rapids Police of a possible relationship between a student and a male staff member.
The release stated that Bondioli has not been in the presence of students since his leave began. The WRPS Board of Education accepted Bondioli’s resignation at their board meeting held on Feb. 14, 2022.
The WRPD investigated the case by examining numerous text messages and by interviewing the victim who provided details about the relationship. Based on the contents of the text messages, and details provided by the victim, Bondioli was arrested March 2, 2022 and charged with two felony counts of sexual assault of a child by a school staff person.
WRPS sent out a subsequent release to parents of students at the school that read:
“In light of a press release issued by the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department today regarding allegations of possible criminal misconduct by a former school counselor at Lincoln High School (LHS), we want to offer support and resources for students and/or family members impacted by this news. As a result, staff at LHS and our other buildings are ready to assist students in processing this if necessary. Please feel free to reach out directly to your building Principal(s) and/or counselors with concerns at any time.
“The District takes allegations of employee misconduct very seriously and we are committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students. We have been and continue to work cooperatively with law enforcement concerning their investigation, but are unable to discuss details of confidential personnel matters beyond what bas been shared in the press release.”
This is a developing story.
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