Guntersville School officials readying counselors to deal with David Barrow case

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  School starts back for students in Guntersville on August 12th.   Many of them will return to class with unsettling news, that they were possible victims of the alleged crimes of David Barrow.

Last week Guntersville Police charged Barrow with 24 counts of production of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of aggravated criminal surveillance.  Some of the alleged victims attend school in Guntersville and school officials are offering counseling.

"We've given them information on counseling services that are available to them through the child advocacy center," said superintendent Dale Edwards.

Edwards says the Marshall County Child Advocacy Center would handle the bulk of the counseling because counselors there are more familiar with these types of situations.   However, school counselors will also be involved.

"We felt like our students particularly would know our counselors in a more personal way," said Edwards.  "So we felt like it would be advantageous  for our counselors to be involved in this process."

Prosecutors say Barrow hid cameras in athletic facilities and in a bathroom stall to capture images of students.    Barrow, who also faces charges in Madison County, is still in the Marshall County Jail on a $2.5 million bond.

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