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Three years ago, a former REALM Charter School teacher was exonerated in criminal court of sexually assaulting a student. Now the student is filing a civil suit.
The lawsuits claim staff members at two elementary schools sexually abused students in 1967 and 1995 and the schools failed to stop it.
This is the second lawsuit since 2019 to describe a culture of sexual harassment and unequal treatment in Berkeley High’s custodial department.
A former student had sued the Berkeley school district for negligence after she said she was assaulted in a classroom three years ago.
She won a James Madison Freedom of Information Award for her deep dive into sexual misconduct allegations against a Berkeley High teacher.
Matthew Bissell is no longer allowed to teach in California public schools after a commission permanently revoked his teaching credential.
Bryant summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked the John Muir Trail, attended 100-plus performances at Berkeley Rep and San Francisco Opera, and rode a Harley-Davidson in San Francisco’s Pride Parade.
Prompted by Berkeleyside’s investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against a Berkeley High teacher, Wicks is considering changes to the California Public Records Act and Education Code.
The suit argues that the Berkeley school district’s inaction reveals a pattern of protecting “predators over students.”
After years of sexual misconduct complaints, the school district signed a gag order allowing Matthew Bissell to quietly resign.
Changes are coming to the district’s sexual harm reporting process, the result of mounting community pressure to better protect survivors.