A former Bay Area high school teacher and coach is being accused of sexually assaulting students for years, as school officials had evidence about the alleged crimes and did nothing about it.
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What’s the Problem?
August 30, 2017 – More than 2 dozen female students at John O’Connell High School in San Francisco are accusing PE teacher and soccer coach Bob Gamino of inappropriate sexual behavior, according to CBS San Francisco. Documents also indicate that administrators at the school were aware of the allegations but took no action.
Alysha Stone, former captain of the O’Connell High girls soccer team, blew the whistle on Gamino before graduating last May.
“There would be times when I would be injured, so I had to sit on the bench,” Stone said. “And he would like put his hand on my thigh.”
She said what began as verbal harassment at the beginning of the year turned physical by the spring semester.
“He like grabbed right under my breast on top of my ribcage and like, why would you grab there?” said Stone.
Another alleged victim who asked to remain anonymous said “He passed me and grabbed my butt and then just walked away. I thought it was an accident. Then it sunk in that it wasn’t.”
After Stone and the others came forward, the San Francisco Unified School District put Gamino on administrative leave and launched anl investigation.
At least 30 girls have come forward accusing Gamino of verbally or physically assaulting them over the course of the school year, according to documents.
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