5 named: Suit alleges security guards had sex with Evanston, Illinois, students

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  1. News Readers

    News Readers The Paperboy

    3 named:
    • Michael B. Haywood, safety officer for Evanston Township High School District #202, hired in 2018, terminated 14 January 2019, arrested in February 2019
    • Marvin Rhone, safety officer for Evanston Township High School District #202, fired in 2016
    • Bruce Siewerth, drama teacher, retired in 1998
    also sued:
    • Eric Witherspoon, Superintendent of Evanston Township High School District #202
    • Marcus A. Campbell, Assistant Superintendent of Evanston Township High School District #202

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    Michael B. Haywood, safety officer

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    Bruce Siewerth, now-retired drama teacher


    Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

    A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the staffers posed a risk at the 3,600-student Evanston Township High School campus. The lawsuit was filed on the eve of a new school year beginning Wednesday, and months after the school settled litigation alleging a former drama teacher abused several male students in the 1970s and 1980s. Local media reported in February that ...


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    Michael B. Haywood, Marvin Rhone, Eric Witherspoon, Bruce Siewerth, Marcus A. Campbell, Evanston Township High School District #202, Evanston Township, Cook County, Illinois, Evanston, Chicago, Sterling et al v. Evanston Township High School District 202 et al
  2. News Readers

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    Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

    A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the staffers posed a risk at the 3,600-student Evanston Township High School campus. The lawsuit was filed on the eve of a new school year beginning Wednesday, and months after the school settled litigation alleging a former drama teacher abused several male students in the 1970s and 1980s. Local media reported in February that ...


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    Suit accuses 2 Evanston high school security guards of sexually abusing students

    A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in Evanston had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the staffers posed a risk at the 3,600-student Evanston Township High School campus. The lawsuit was filed on the eve of a new school year beginning Wednesday, and months after the school settled litigation alleging a former drama teacher abused several male students in the 1970s and 1980s. Local media reported in February that one ...


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    Suit Alleges Security Guards Sexually Abused Evanston Students

    A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a suburban public high school sexually abused female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the staffers posed a risk at the 3,600-student Evanston Township High School campus. The lawsuit was filed on the eve of a new school year beginning Wednesday, and months after the school settled litigation alleging a former drama teacher abused several male students in the 1970s and 1980s. Local media reported in February that one of the ...


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    Student Says Illinois High School’s Security Guards Having Sex with Students

    A federal lawsuit claims that a security guard at an Illinois high school had sex with female students, despite staff potentially having knowledge of the man’s inappropriate behavior. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the 22-page lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division on Tuesday. The complaint concerns the 3,600-student campus at Evanston Township High School, which falls several miles outside Chicago city proper. Evanston, adds the Sun-Times, just settled another suit which accused a drama teacher of abusing male students in the 1970s and 1980s. The current complaint names several guards who ...


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  6. TMP

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    ETHS settles sex abuse cases for $100,000

    18 January 2019


    The Evanston Township High School Board of Education this afternoon approved spending $100,000 to settle four lawsuits charging sexual abuse by a former drama teacher decades ago. According to a statement issued by ETHS, “instead of paying any settlement amounts to the plaintiffs, the school district will spend a total of $100,000 over the course of the next ten years to enhance already existing programs” that address sexual assault awareness, reporting and prevention. Suits filed by two former ETHS students in October 2017 claimed drama teacher Bruce Siewerth engaged in sexual conduct with male students who graduated in the late ...


    https://evanstonnow.com/story/educa...81147/eths-settles-sex-abuse-cases-for-100000
     
  7. TMP

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    Docket sheet for Sterling et al v. Evanston Township High School District 202 et al:

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    Civil cover sheet for Sterling et al v. Evanston Township High School District 202 et al:

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    Complaint (pages 1-20) for Sterling et al v. Evanston Township High School District 202 et al:

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    Complaint (pages 21-22) for Sterling et al v. Evanston Township High School District 202 et al:

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    Complaint (complete PDF) for Sterling et al v. Evanston Township High School District 202 et al:
     

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    ETHS Gave 'Sexual Predators Access To Unlimited Prey': Suit

    21 August 2019


    Two security guards hired by Evanston Township High School had sex with students, and administrators and police assigned to the school failed to protect girls from sexual violence, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Lawyers for a former student and her mother filed the complaint in federal court in Chicago the day before the start of the new school year. It names as defendants ETHS District 202, Superintendent Eric Witherspoon, Principal Marcus Campbell, two former security guards, four Evanston police school resource officers and the city of Evanston itself. Their conduct "not only gave sexual predators access to unlimited prey; ...


    https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/eths-gave-sexual-predators-access-unlimited-prey-suit
     
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    Evanston Township High School faces lawsuit alleging two security guards sexually abused female students

    21 August 2019


    A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two Evanston Township High School security guards sexually abused female students and that the school district didn’t do enough to prevent it. In the 22-page suit, a June 2019 graduate of ETHS and her mother claim the high school’s principal — along with the school district and its superintendent — failed to protect the female students and should have known the security guards were a risk to the student body. “Defendants’ conduct, failure to act, and failure to exercise reasonable care are directly responsible for giving former ETHS Safety Officer Michael B. Haywood unfettered ...


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    ETHS Staffer Had Sexual Relationship With Student: Prosecutor

    13 February 2019


    A former Evanston Township High School security guard accused of having a sexual relationship with a student was ordered held with no bail Wednesday. Michael Haywood, 33, of Evanston, turned himself in to police on Tuesday to face one count of criminal sexual assault by a person in a position of authority. According to prosecutors, Haywood began a romantic relationship last September with a girl who had just turned 17 shortly after he started working in the ETHS security department. He gave her his phone number and they met outside of school on multiple occasions. Over time, the two engaged ...


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    ETHS Settles Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Retired Drama Teacher

    19 January 2019


    The Evanston Township High School District 202 Board of Education approved a $100,000 settlement Friday with four former students over allegations of sexual abuse by a retired drama teacher. The settlement was authorized unanimously at a special board meeting a day after the district and high school were removed from three pending Cook County civil suits accusing the school of failing to protect students from sexual harassment and abuse by Bruce Siewerth, who taught at ETHS from 1965 to 1999. A trio of lawsuits was filed in fall 2017 on behalf of two unnamed and one named plaintiff against the ...



    UPDATE: Siewerth and the three men reached out-of-court settlements and the cases were dismissed on July 31 and Aug. 19


    https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/eths-settles-sex-abuse-lawsuit-against-retired-drama-teacher
     
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    Former ETHS Teacher Accused Of Sexual Abuse

    13 October 2017


    Evanston Township High School administrators issued a no-trespass order against a former drama teacher following allegations he sexually abused students for years. In a note to the community Thursday, ETHS Superintendent Eric Witherspoon said the school had been made aware of the accusations and notified the Evanston Police Department the previous day. Several former students have publicly accused the teacher of inappropriate sexual conduct, and one said her family informed school administrators of the behavior more than 20 years ago. The accused former drama teacher had bought a ticket and was planning to attend an anniversary celebration of the school's ...




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    3rd Student Sues Claiming Sex Abuse By ETHS Drama Teacher

    25 November 2017


    A third civil lawsuit accusing Evanston Township High School's longtime drama teacher of sexually abusing students in the theater department was filed in Cook County Circuit Court Tuesday. Like two previous suits naming Bruce Siewerth as a defendant, it also claims ETHS, its board and administrators were negligent for letting the abuse continue, even though it was allegedly an open secret. And the complaints are similar – each lawsuit says the influential figure in the school's theater department would use his position of power to get his hands down the pants of boys under his supervision. The allegations against Siewerth, ...


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