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Friday, August 11, 2017

Montgomery Co. school board sued for millions over molestation of students

WASHINGTON — The Montgomery County Board of Education is being sued for millions of dollars in connection with a teacher who was convicted of child sex abuse.

In announcing the suit, Jeff Herman, a Florida lawyer who specializes in sexual abuse cases involving children, said Thursday “the school system here has failed miserably at protecting its students” from John Vigna, a former teacher at Cloverly Elementary School, in Silver Spring, Maryland, who was convicted of nine counts of sexual abuse in June and was sentenced to 48 years in prison last week.

Herman said he had filed a Title IX suit on behalf of family of one of the victims, who is now 12. He didn’t specify how much the family was seeking, but said it was in the millions.

Herman said Vigna had been reprimanded in 2008 for putting children on his lap.

“That’s what we call a red flag,” Herman said.

Herman said Vigna was only reprimanded at the time.



Anonymous said...

It's sickening !!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's Montgomery County, what did you expect? You know, the land of fruits and nuts.

Anonymous said...

Its ridiculous is what it is!! Wicomico county is another fine example, Underwood over at WI HI in the 80's tried and convicted. There was an assistant football coach at parkside in the 80's that was doing the same thing with one of the cheerleaders. Wont put his name out there so I'll keep his name out of it but he was a well known football player at SSU and now has a carpet business in town. Funny how these punks can do this to a child and move on like nothing happened not thinking what it did to the kid

Anonymous said...

Meant to say the gentleman at parkside wasn't charged therefore I didn't put his name out there but if you're familiar with Salisbury read between the lines. Where's the one place you can buy carpet at a "discount"

Anonymous said...

I think it's ironic that you refer to him as a gentleman...

Anonymous said...

Montgomery county tax payers get out your check books.