Christopher Bacca, 26, was awarded with “teacher of the year” at Windy Hill Elementary in Jacksonville, Florida in 2012. However, he was fired after being accused of sexually abusing a student. School board member Tommy Hazouri stated, “What we’ve seen as a result of it is that while he was a good teacher, he certainly had a dark side to him… What happened was a parade of horribles that shouldn’t happen to any child.” Bacca was arrested and charged with sexual battery on a minor as well as indecent and lecherous behavior. If you or someone you know has been
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Clarence Cepheus Taylor, a 37-year-old man working as an evening shift dorm aide, has been found guilty of wrongfully touching three adolescent female students at the Maryland School for the Deaf. These incidents occurred multiple times between 2008 and 2010. The three girls ranged from ages ten to thirteen. One girl finally told a teacher about her sexual abuse after realizing she wasn’t the only victim. When one girl was twelve and thirteen, Taylor would embrace her and allow his hand to inappropriately touch her. Another girl stated that when she was ten and twelve, she was victimized by Taylor
Here are three things you can do as a parent to prevent abuse of your child while at daycare. Do your homework when picking a daycare. Find out the licensing agency and research if there have ever been any issues. Figure out who will be around your child and ask for background checks. Get references and talk with others regarding their experiences with the daycare. Visit the facility while children are there to get a feel for how things are run. Your child’s safety is most important. Continue doing your homework. Even if it seems like you have found the
Lisa Herrera, the mother of 7-year-old Isabella watched her get on the bus to go to school. Lisa constantly reminded the school bus driver and the school bus aid about her daughter’s special needs. Isabella suffered from neuromuscular disorder, which affects her walking and head control. When Isabella gets on the bus, the school staff is supposed to tilt Isabella’s wheelchair in order to stabilize her head. On one particular day the staff aboard the bus forgot to do that. The school bus video shows Isabella’s head bobbing back and forth many times over a 17 minute period. The bus
In November 2011, the Reyes family dropped their son off at Wenatchee High School just like any other day, but what they didn’t know was that their son wasn’t coming home. The school’s gym teacher Ed Knaggs decided to have his class tread water in the deep end of the school’s pool. Knaggs didn’t check to see if all 26 of his students could swim, and even worse, he decided he didn’t need to devote his full attention to the class. Antonio Reyes drowned in gym class that day. The Reyes family brought a lawsuit against the school for negligent
Police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old boy while he was at KinderCare. The cause of death is not known, but police arrived to find the KinderCare staff performing CPR on the infant. It’s tragic when a child dies without any explanation, especially when the child was under the supervision of a school or daycare staff. Teachers and staff are supposed to supervise the children. Better supervision avoids most tragedies. Parents drop their children off at school or daycare with the expectation that their children are going to be safe from harm, but when the school fails to provide
California Attorney Files Claim against LA School District on Behalf of Three Sexually Assaulted Students6 March 2012 by jacksonwhite | Negligence, School Injury, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Uncategorized | No Comments
In early February, California attorney, Lois Carrillo announced that he had filed a claim against the Los Angeles Unified School District on behalf of two girls and one boy that were victims of sexual assault at Miramonte Elementary School in downtown Los Angeles.
When female teachers engage in sexual relations with their students, it is much less likely that the student will report the affair than if the genders of the student and teacher were reversed. This may be consequence of societal influences; the boys may think they will seem week if they have been victimized.
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