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San Jose, CA - Former Presentation High School Teacher Faces Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Presentation High School Teacher accused of sexual misconduct
Published: October 2, 2020
By: Janean Cuffee
Last Updated on November 23, 2020

Former Teacher at Presentation High School Faces Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with Student

According to the Patch, a former Presentation High School teacher faces misconduct allegations for allegedly grooming and behaving inappropriately with students during his time at the school. Additional reports have come out, and another student accused him of sexually assaulting her for months following her graduation.

The allegations of Jeff House’s misconduct dating back to 1999 when he worked at Presentation High School in San Jose. Jeff taught at Kirby School from 2004-2015, was an English teacher and department chair following these incidents. The Kirby School stated they were unaware of these allegations and have hired an investigator to look at any possible events during his time teaching with their students.

Presentation High School apologized for clearly not protecting their students from the abuse when the allegations first surfaced.

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Legal Options of Teacher-Student Sexual Assault Victims

Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson represents sexual abuse victims. He has represented numerous victims of teacher-student sex abuse. Below, Bobby shared insight on the legal options of these victims to help them determine their rights.

“Many sexual predators use their positions of power and trust at schools to get close to their students. To ensure the safety of students and help prevent sexual assault, schools must implement safety measures. Examples of safety measures are efficient misconduct reporting systems and security cameras, but there are plenty more.”

“If schools do not provide proper security for their students, they may be considered liable in any sexual misconduct cases that occur. A school would be considered liable due to their negligence. Victims should secure the services of an experienced sexual abuse lawyer to determine whether their case involves negligence. In these cases, the victim would have grounds for a civil lawsuit and potentially receive compensation for the damages.”

Sources:

https://patch.com/california/santacruz/ex-santa-cruz-teacher-alleged-have-groomed-south-bay-students

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Editor: Janean is an NYU Applied Psychology major with a double minor in history and sociology. As a NY native, she focuses on highlighting important legal news regarding violence, assaults, and social justice cases. Contact Janean: [email protected] This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
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