Target: Judge John Morris
Goal: Hold school responsible for allegedly ignoring signs of teacher who sexually abused students.
After a 36-year-old teacher was jailed for sexually abusing three students, a lawsuit was filed against school administrators for not doing enough when the situation had been brought to the their attention. Photos of her and an alleged victim having a picnic were sent to the principle. She’d also lost a previous job due to sexual misconduct accusations, yet the school allowed these red flags to go ignored until three kids were allegedly abused by her. Prosecutors said she was even warned not to get too close with students.
The teacher plead guilty to the allegations regarding her having sexual relationships with students between 16 and 17 years old. Even though the school should have known about her prior sexual misconduct allegations, the judge said he’s ruling in consistency with a law that protects schools from being liable when kids are assaulted.
It appears this sexual abuser made conscious decisions to sexually assault students on multiple occasions, and the school should be held responsible for the warning signs they ignored. If it weren’t for the lack of effort and care, these children wouldn’t have been sexually abused. The school has a responsibility to their students to make sure the teachers it hires have a clean background. Sign this petition to tell the judge you disagree with his decision to not hold the school administration responsible for any of this abuse when they should have been doing their job to prevent this.
Dear Judge Morris,
It’s been brought to our attention that you threw out the lawsuit against the school in which a teacher was jailed for sexually abusing students even though they had warning signs. The woman lost a previous job due to sexual misconduct allegations, yet the school failed to uphold its responsibility to students to not hire teachers who could risk their safety.
The principle was sent photos of the teacher having a picnic with one victim. The school is partly responsible for not making students’ safety a priority. We would like you to know that we completely disagree with your decision to toss out the lawsuit against the administrators when this wouldn’t have happened had they done their jobs. Please reverse your decision immediately.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Davis County Police Department