Shattuck-St. Mary's 'discouragingly similar to cases like Penn State,' attorney says
Lynn Seibel and Leonard Jones allegedly had inappropriate relationships with Shattuck-St. Mary's students.
Shattuck-St. Mary's School is increasingly coming under fire by authorities for the way it handled a series of inappropriate student-teacher relationships.
On Monday, former drama teacher Lynn Seibel, 70, was charged with sexual misconduct while employed by the school for allegedly encouraging male students to measure their genitals and participate in circle jerks.
Shattuck-St. Mary's said its own investigation did not corroborate the allegation, and that neither social services nor the police acted on the school's disclosures.
After the Jones incident came to light yesterday, attorney Gregg Myers of Jeff Anderson & Associates, a law firm known for litigating sexual abuse cases, said that an individual notified the firm about alleged sexual abuse by another Shattuck-St. Mary's teacher in the 1980s.
"Our understanding is that this incident from the '80s was reported to the school in the '90s," Myers said. "It's discouragingly similar to cases like Penn State or Porter-Gaud [in South Carolina], where the situation isn't handled correctly and people go on to have healthy careers as pedophiles that they should not have."
Shattuck-St. Mary's did not respond to a request for comment.
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