Another former North Kingstown student speaks out against middle school teacher

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — Another former North Kingstown student has come forward to speak about alleged inappropriate behavior by a middle school teacher.

In April, attorney Timothy Conlon said a family submitted a “formal complaint” to school officials in regard to the unnamed teacher back in late 2018.

The complaint said that the teacher at Davisville Middle School singled out their daughter, who was 11 years old at the time, to try and be alone with her.

In a letter released Monday night, Conlon said, “I was contacted by [another] adult former student who reported similar experiences with what again turned out to be this same middle school teacher and former coach.”

In a five-page redacted statement, the woman, now 21-years-old said, “Looking back on my time at Davisville Middle School with adult eyes, I am shocked and disgusted by how a grown man took pleasure in the abuse of his eleven to fourteen-year-old students.”

The woman said the teacher, only identified as John Roe 21, would harass and bully her between the years of 2012 through 2015.

The teacher, who was a coach at the school, allegedly “encouraged girls to run without their shirts on” because “boys were allowed to take off their shirts when they ran, so girls could do the same.”

The coach would also give foot and calve massages to student athletes, according to the woman.

In her statement, the woman, now in college, wrote directly to the teacher, saying: “You were the worst teacher I have ever had.”

The woman claimed she asked to be removed from his class but was told all the other classrooms were full.

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