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      Athletic trainer for Clay High students headed to court

      Melinda Rober, 35, is charged with two counts of sexual battery.

      An athletic trainer accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with Clay High School students was arraigned in Oregon Municipal Court on Monday.

      Melinda Rober, 35, is charged with two counts of sexual battery based on accusations by two underage male students who said the crimes took place over the past 18 months. Rober worked with student athletes for ten years until Friday night, when she turned herself in to Oregon police.

      In court Monday morning, Rober waved her preliminary hearing and the judge issued a "no contact" order because the victims are minors. A trial date has not yet been scheduled.

      On Saturday night, Oregon School Board president P.J. Kapfhammer told WNWO that administrators "have 100 percent full board support to figure out how this happened, why it happened, and make sure this never happens again in our system."