Judge rules in favor of school district in misconduct suit
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of a Connecticut school district in three lawsuits filed after a high school teacher pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with two teenage students.
The Hartford Courant reports that three students claimed in their suits that school officials should have known English teacher Allison Marchese was involved in inappropriate relationships with students while teaching at Daniel Hand High School in Madison in 2014.
A judge ruled last week that the evidence does not show school personnel missed or ignored signs of her behavior.
The attorney for one plaintiff said Tuesday they plan to file an appeal.
Attempts to reach attorneys for the other two students were unsuccessful.
Marchese was arrested in 2015 and sentenced to three years in prison in 2017.
Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com