Target: Jeffrey Heiner, Board of Education President
Goal: School district that allegedly ignored sexual abuse complaint must be held responsible.
A high school teacher teacher allegedly had sexual contact with at least two students under the age of 16, and enticed them to send him nude photographs. One of the victims’ mothers says she filed a complaint about Drew Tutt with the school district last year, but they refused to take it seriously and nothing came of it. The school district reportedly claimed they’d only found out about any inappropriate behavior in October, yet the mother had complained to them seven months earlier. An officer said they found Tutt with a young girl in the car at two in the morning, but even then, an investigation wasn’t conducted until five long months later. It was only then that Lieutenent Nate Hutchinson says they learned that Tutt was having sexual contact with minors. Tutt conveniently resigned from the school district as soon as the investigation began. “It’s gut-wrenching,” the principal said, “to learn some of my students may have been harmed by this individual.”
Perhaps the students wouldn’t have been harmed by an alleged sexual predator had the school district bothered to take the complaint seriously. It sounds as if the members of the school district are going so far as to lie and act as if they didn’t learn of any wrongdoing when they were allegedly told by a victim’s mother. Please sign this petition to demand that the members of the school district be held responsible and appropriately punished for their possible role in the crimes allegedly committed against these innocent children.
Dear Mr. Heiner,
A high school teacher was arrested on sexual abuse charges after he allegedly had sexual contact with multiple students and enticed them to send nude photos. A mother of one of the victims says she filed a complaint about her concerns regarding the teacher last year, but they weren’t taken seriously.
The school district claims that they’d only learned about the teacher’s misconduct once he was caught by police in a car with a victim at two in the morning. It seems the school is acting as if the complaint never happened, but the school district is as much to blame for allegedly ignoring such a serious complaint. We demand that the staff members be held responsible for their lack of action, if guilty of not taking the mother’s complaint seriously.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Weber County Sheriff’s Department