Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Allegations of outrageous sexual misconduct at a $64k-a-year boarding school in California

The LA Times has a long article about allegations of sexual misconduct over four decades. The start of one egregious anecdote:

One faculty member, ...the dean of students in the 1980s who later [became] head of school, had previously worked with a teacher at a New England boarding school who had an inappropriate relationship with a female soccer player, the report said. [The dean of students] reported the teacher’s misconduct, and the teacher was asked to leave at the end of the school year.

But a few years later, in 1987, that same teacher was hired at Thacher as the girls’ varsity soccer coach, according to the report. [The dean of students] supported the hiring because he knew the man was a great coach and didn’t think he would make the same mistake at Thacher, the report said.