Thursday, May 13, 2021

Outrage grows over alleged party for sex-offender teacher


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Ire and condemnation have continued in reaction to news of an alleged going-away party for Jeff Peters, a former Perth high school teacher convicted of sexual assault.

Students, former students, and community members have expressed their dismay at how the school and school board have handled the situation.

Peters, a former teacher with St. John Catholic High School, pleaded guilty on April 29 to sexual assault of one student and sexual exploitation of a second student. The former teacher was charged in 2019 and was still a teacher when the offences took place.

Peters was sentenced to three and a half years in prison. He is also barred from owning a firearm for 10 years, and his name will be on the sex offender registry list for 20 years.

In the aftermath of his guilty plea, rumours of an alleged gathering that included Peters and current teachers at the school, reportedly held before Peters entered his guilty plea, began to appear on social media.

While sources who spoke with The Recorder and Times say they had second-hand knowledge of a gathering, the CBC reported Tuesday it had spoken to two people in attendance. The two men told the CBC six people, including two teachers, were at the outdoor gathering.  (more...)

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