News in Brief: A National Roundup

Groton School Pleads Guilty to Failing to Report Abuse Charge

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints

The Groton School, a leading college-preparatory school near Boston, pleaded guilty last week to failing to report to state authorities a charge of sexual abuse made by a student.

The board of the 355-student school entered the plea on behalf of the school on the day the school was slated to go to trial over the charge. It will pay a $1,250 fine.

The charge against the school stemmed from a 1999 investigation after the parents of a student told administrators that he was sexually assaulted by two older male students. Another student later came forward with a similar story.

School officials failed to file a mandatory report of suspected abuse with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, as required by state law.

Vol. 24, Issue 34, Page 4

Published in Print: May 4, 2005, as Groton School Pleads Guilty to Failing to Report Abuse Charge

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented

Sponsor Insights

Free Ebook: How to Implement a Coding Program in Schools

Successful Intervention Builds Student Success

Effective Ways to Support Students with Dyslexia

Stop cobbling together your EdTech

Integrate Science and ELA with Informational Text

Can self-efficacy impact growth for ELLs?

Disruptive Tech Integration for Meaningful Learning

Building Community for Social Good

5 Resources on the Power of Interoperability from Unified Edtech

New campaign for UN World Teachers Day

5 Game-Changers in Today’s Digital Learning Platforms

Hiding in Plain Sight - 7 Common Signs of Dyslexia in the Classroom

The research: Reading Benchmark Assessments

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

All Students Are Language Learners: The Imagine Learning Language Advantage™

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

How to Support All Students with Equitable Pathways

2019 K-12 Digital Content Report

3-D Learning & Assessment for K–5 Science

Climate Change, LGBTQ Issues, Politics & Race: Instructional Materials for Teaching Complex Topics

Closing the Science Achievement Gap

Evidence-based Coaching: Key Driver(s) of Scalable Improvement District-Wide

Advancing Literacy with Large Print

Research Sheds New Light on the Reading Brain

Tips for Supporting English Learners Through Personalized Approaches

Response to Intervention Centered on Student Learning

The Nonnegotiable Attributes of Effective Feedback

SEE MORE Insights >