Mr. Frank*, a high school principal, was having an adult relationship with a 15-year-old student. When rumors started to surface and when the school needed to take action, the school chose a different path. To my shock, the school recommended Mr. Frank for a transfer to another school.
The parents of the 15-year-old student were outraged and hired me to do the right thing. With my clients’ help we gathered evidence and witnesses and flew to Washington State to locate the key witness (a good-hearted retired teacher who was the original whistleblower). The entire matter was exposed in the deposition of the superintendent of the school system.
RESULT: The specific terms of the settlement are concealed to protect the minor. The general terms are that Mr. Frank did not get a “transfer” to another school to prey on other children. Mr. Frank does not teach anymore; the school paid monetary compensation for the care and treatment of the child and to penalize the school for its attempt to conceal the predatory conduct of its employee.
*Name has been changed