Sexual Abuse at The Thacher School | What Happened?
According to the Los Angeles Times, “Thacher is an insular, rarefied school steeped in tradition, from vespers at the outdoor chapel overlooking the vistas of Ojai, to camping trips around California’s Central Coast. Students form tight bonds with faculty and administrators and sometimes visit their homes for tutoring or a chance to bake cookies.”
In 2020, a student launched the instagram account @rpecultureatthache, and “helped by alumni — posted excerpts, often with a trigger warning for the content that followed. The current and former head of school were tagged in nearly every post.”
The Board of Trustees, weeks after the launch of the instagram account, decided to hire the company that eventually put together the report that revealed the 4 decades of sexual abuse.
According to The New York Times,
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office received a copy of the report from the school […], and investigators are reviewing the allegations, Capt. Eric Buschow, a spokesman for the department, said. […]
The report named six former faculty members, including an English teacher who it said sexually assaulted a 16-year-old sophomore just before she went on a camping trip at the start of the school year.
The Thacher School has the legal obligation to keep students, staff, faculty, and visitors safe. By failing to do so, or not offering proper support in instances of reported sexual abuses and/or sexual assaults, its has to be held accountable. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse or sexual assault by anyone from The Thacher School, you should Contact Us immediately. Remember: everything you share with your lawyer is confidential.
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