Did Your School Allow Sexual Abuse To Happen?
Schools are supposed to protect the well-being of their students. In fact, teachers in Massachusetts are mandated reporters who must report child abuse, including sexual abuse. Sadly, many teachers and administrators fail in their duty as mandated reporters with cases in their school, allowing the abuse to go unreported and often unchecked. In addition, some studies estimate that about 12% of all K-12 students, more than 4,000,000, are victims of sexual abuse by teachers.
At the Law Office of Carmen L. Durso, we have seen hundreds of cases of sexual abuse in schools in Boston and throughout the state. Sometimes a teacher is not following the mandated reporting guidelines and in other cases, a teacher may be the one committing the abuse. Regardless of the circumstances, you can rely on our attorney for experienced, compassionate representation in your case. We represent adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse as well as current students who have been abused at school.
The Problem Of Sexual Abuse Is Far-Reaching
Unfortunately, sexual abuse in schools is as common today as the clergy abuse crisis from decades ago. Whether the case involves a student and a teacher or two students, we know how to help. We can bring civil cases against:
- Aides and assistants
- Administrative staff
- Students who commit sexual assault
In addition, we typically file a suit against the school and the school district when we find that they were negligent in allowing the abuse to occur. Too often, schools and school districts foster an environment that allows sexual predators to prey on children, but we strive to hold them liable and put a stop to the abuse.
We Have Experience With Public, Private, Charter And Religious Schools
No matter what type of school failed you or your child, we have the ability to hold them accountable for their actions and negligence. We understand that this is difficult to discuss, but you can be sure we are here to listen and offer sound, caring counsel. Until we speak, we will not know how we may be able to help, so please contact us today at 617-728-9123 or by completing our online intake. Your consultation is free and confidential.