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Aspire, Notre Dame de Namur sued by student over sexual abuse

Original post made on Jul 8, 2018

A student who was sexually abused by a teacher at Aspire East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy has filed a lawsuit against Aspire Public Schools, Notre Dame de Namur University and a former school principal, according to court documents.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 5, 2018, 5:47 PM

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Posted by Prevent
a resident of Gunn High School
on Jul 8, 2018 at 9:07 pm

This is such a tragedy; I hope there is healing help for the victim in all of this. Be strong, and let your life well-lived be your victory over this. It was not your fault.

Teachers: When something is not right, whether it's about sexual abuse or something else, be an upstander. Err on the side of protecting students and families. As Kim Diorio learned, it's not enough to just punt concerns up the chain of command because our administration has not been trustworthy and may even be a part of the problem as they were here. (In fact, do not let yourself be used to retaliate against a child or a family who have already been hurt and isolated.)

Situations just like this happen with and without sexual abuse (the abuse can be emotional). You have tenure. Don't just expect someone else to do something.

Posted by Thoughts, prayers and damges of $100
a resident of Mountain View
on Jul 15, 2018 at 11:19 pm

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