Sauder Schelkopf is investigating possible litigation related to sexual misconduct that reportedly took place for decades at the Catlin Gabel private school in Portland, Oregon.
As reported by the Oregonian on Dec. 11, 2019:
At least nine former teachers and other staffers at Portland private school Catlin Gabel sexually abused, groped or had sex with students in the last four decades, according to a year-long internal investigation commissioned by the school’s board of trustees. . . .
Catlin apologized to parents in a letter it issued Wednesday. “It is clear that Catlin Gabel failed on multiple accounts — in protecting students, in addressing the abuse, and in enacting change,” the school said in a letter to alumni and their families that was distributed Wednesday afternoon. “We profoundly apologize for the pain and suffering that these alumni endured. What happened is inexcusable.”
The inappropriate behavior dates back to the 1970s. The most recent case of known abuse, involving a teacher left unidentified in the new report, came this decade and resulted in the employee getting fired in 2016. None of the alleged perpetrators are still employed by Catlin Gabel.
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