Friday, March 30, 2018

Toronto high school failed to take action on teacher’s ‘sexualized behaviour’ for years, parents say

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Students and parents at a downtown Toronto high school claim school administrators neglected allegations of “sexualized behaviour” by a teacher who has been the subject of several complaints over the last five years.

Sean Gacich, a humanities teacher at Harbord Collegiate Institute, is currently on home assignment pending a schoolboard investigation into his conduct.

This comes after a group of 28 parents banded together to confront the board and Harbord’s administration about their “failure to take immediate action” after allegations surfaced and, they claim, a petition was signed by over 100 students and sent to the vice-principal about Gacich’s conduct.

“As parents, we feel sick sending our children to school knowing that they and their peers have to endure being taught by this individual,” the parent group wrote in a joint letter to Toronto District School Board and school officials in late January.  (more...)


  1. I think there’s a culture of secrecy in Canadian public education.