TORONTO (NEWYDDION 1130) – Following a number of allegations of assault in a private school in Toronto and arresting six students, the board of directors has come out to support the leadership of the school.
In a statement released by St Michael's College School, Board Chairman, Michael Forsayeth, said the directors were denied by the recent events, but they were united in their full support from the Chief Greg Reeves and & # 39 ; r President Jefferson Thompson.
Forsayeth said the assault allegations "are offensive to everything we stand for and the values we are striving to embed in our students."
Police are currently investigating six events, four of which are captured on video. Payments have already been installed against six students in connection with alleged sexual assault which includes a dome in a locker room.
The school has also abolished eight students and has stopped one in contact with at least two events.
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Reeves has faced a criticism about failing to report the alleged sexual assault video to the police for almost 48 hours, but he insisted he was still off because he was not A victim has told his family the event again.
The police have said that the school should have reported immediately the alleged sexual assault
The board also said that he believed that the leadership of the school had full support from former students.
"Witness a stable certification at the alumni meeting of the evening, many of them are current and past parents," said the board. "I believe Dr Thompson and Mr. Reeves have their overwhelming support."
St Michael's has said he is launching an independent examination of what is called "underlying attitudes and behavior inconsistent with culture and values."
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Reeves said that an "external review committee" will be created over the next two or three weeks and hopefully a preliminary examination will be carried out by the spring, with a more detailed investigation to complete by next summer.
The Catholic private school has also canceled its mid-year assessments as well as all events that include external groups, teams and public performances for the rest of the year.
This is the full statement of the board:
"We are sorry for the recent events that have taken place in our dear school. They are offensive to everything we stand for and the values that we strive to embed in our students. this difficult time, our first priority remains on the victims and the safety and well-being of the body, the faculty and the whole staff.
As a Board, we are united in our support for the leadership of the School. The President Fr. Jefferson Thompson, CSB and Chief Greg Reeves were employed because of their dedication and care for students throughout their careers. That is the main focus, and they still have full Board support for how this situation is being treated. They are men of highest integrity and continue to get our trust to lead us forward. Testing the representation stand at the alumni meeting of the evening, many of whom are present and past parents, I believe that Fr. Thompson and Mr. Reeves their overwhelming support. As a school community, we want to ensure that these events do not happen again. "