Blind School Educator Accused Of Failing To Report Assaults

November 14, 2012 11:07 PM

Blind School Educator Accused Of Failing To Report Assaults
" COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A series of sexual assaults at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind that were kept secret from authorities for years are now coming to light.

The state run school was founded in 1874 and has a distinguished background, but this is a chapter it certainly wouldn’t want to be included in its history.

“I want people to know it does happen. It can happen to your kid. It happened to mine,” said one of two mothers of blind children who attended the school. Both women agreed to interviews with CBS4 under the condition that their identities wouldn’t be revealed.

The woman said her son was sent to the school to receive a good education, but when he was 9 1/2 she learned he had been sexually assaulted by another student. She says she went to school authorities, but received no help.

“Were you told why nothing could be done?” asked CBS4 investigator Rick Sallinger.

“They said they could not interrogate every child at the school because of their special needs and primarily because they are visually impaired,” she said "

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