2 NEW VIDEOS, TOTAL ST. MIKE'S INVESTIGATIONS NOW AT 6
Nov 20, 2018
By Bob Komsic
Two more videotaped incidents, believed to involve St. Michael’s College School students, are being investigated by police for a total of six.
One of the new videos is being treated as a threat, the other an assault with a weapon – a belt.
(Canadian Catholic News)
Sex abuse lawyer Loretta Merritt, also a mother of a student at the school, told Zoomer Radio’s ”Fight Back” with guest host Jane Brown, she’s ”extremely pleased and impressed” by the school’s transparency and openness.
”They’ve held meetings at the school for parents, meetings and assemblies for the students, daily now e-mail communications about what is happening and their efforts to both address the current situation as well as take a much broader look at the larger issues at present as well as going back historically,” Merritt told AM 740.
St. Michael’s College School has announced it’s cancelling mid-year assessments, all extra-curricular activities and sports teams for the rest of 2018.
Meanwhile, Inspector Domenic Sinopoli says private schools should establish rules for reporting crimes similar to the ones in place at all public schools.
Failure of St. Mike’s to immediately report the video of an alleged sex assault to police has raised questions about how private schools handle such incidents.