The School District Board for Gavin School District 37 in Ingleside, IL are suspending without pay pending a formal dismissal hearing Michale Vucic, a Gavin teacher who has been charged with childhood sexual abuse of a student.
The Board also voted to let two other teachers go for allegedly not reporting suspicions of the abuse to authorities.
Under Illinois law, teachers are considered Mandated Reporters who are responsible for reporting suspected child abuse to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
Sex abuse victims often are reluctant to come forward to report their abusers, sometimes because they feel ashamed about what has happened to them. For the same reasons, they are often reluctant to seek legal counsel as well. Attorney Joseph Klest has been fighting for victims rights for over 30 years. He understands the stigma associated with sexual abuse and offers compassionate legal advice in a confidential setting.
If you've been a victim of sexual exploitation and would like a free, confidential consultation, click here or dial 866-264-7639.
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