Press Coverage
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Press Coverage

Press Coverage

Marco’s misconduct and Sonoma Academy’s negligence have been investigated by Kaylee Tornay and Martin Espinoza for the Press Democrat. Several other outlets have also picked up the story. Here is their coverage so far:

  1. Sonoma Academy graduates detail sweeping allegations of improper behavior by former teacher - Press Democrat, June 9th, 2021
  2. How we reported on Sonoma Academy - Press Democrat, June 9th, 2021
  3. Sonoma Academy graduates, school leaders poised to begin restorative justice talks over harassment as students - Press Democrat, June 10, 2021
  4. Sonoma Academy graduates known years ago as ‘Marco’s Girls’ spotlight teacher’s sexual harassment, school inaction - Press Democrat, June 12th, 2021
  5. Experts explain the deceit and betrayal involved in sexual grooming of minors - Press Democrat, June 12th, 2021
  6. Former head of Sonoma Academy responds to graduates alleging inaction on teacher’s harassment - Press Democrat, June 14th, 2021
  7. PD Editorial: Teaching a lesson in standing up to sexual harassment - Press Democrat, June 15th, 2021
  8. Sonoma Academy grad decries ex-school chief’s ‘failure’ to stop teacher’s harassment - Press Democrat, June 15th, 2021
  9. Sonoma Academy will pursue wider misconduct investigation sought by alumni in wake of teacher’s firing - Press Democrat, June 19th, 2021
  10. Graduates say Sonoma Academy martial arts classes exposed them to teacher’s aggression - Press Democrat, June 19th, 2021
  11. Sonoma Academy male graduates speak out on school’s handling of teacher’s misconduct - Press Democrat, June 19th, 2021
  12. PD Editorial: Sonoma Academy owes a full and public accounting - Press Democrat, June 22, 2021
  13. Sonoma Academy will pursue wider misconduct investigation sought by alumni in wake of teacher’s firing - Press Democrat, June 19th, 2021
  14. What will new investigation of Sonoma Academy teacher misconduct entail? Past cases provide clues - Press Democrat, June 26th, 2021
  15. Sonoma Academy offers to pay therapy costs for sexual harassment, abuse victims - Press Democrat, September 13th, 2021
  16. Report: 34 Sonoma Academy students exposed to misconduct by former teacher; two ex-staff members accused of sexual abuse - Press Democrat, November 29th, 2021
  17. At a glance: Takeaways from new Sonoma Academy report on teacher misconduct, sexual abuse - Press Democrat, November 29th, 2021
  18. Investigative firm recommends Sonoma Academy keep better records, train staff in wake of abuse revelations - Press Democrat, November 29th, 2021
  19. Sonoma Academy graduates who reported teacher misconduct, abuse weigh in on school’s widening scandal - Press Democrat, November 30th, 2021
  20. Santa Rosa police investigating reports of alleged child sex abuse at Sonoma Academy - Press Democrat, November 30th, 2021
  21. Former Sonoma Academy head of school apologizes for ‘missteps,’ disputes some findings in misconduct report - Press Democrat, November 30th, 2021
  22. Bay Area private school releases report accusing former teacher of misconduct impacting 34 students - SFGate, November 30th, 2021
  23. Founding Sonoma Academy administrator resigns after misconduct report faulting her oversight - Press Democrat, December 1st, 2021
  24. Sonoma Academy graduate sues school in wake of sex abuse, misconduct revelations - Press Democrat, December 1st, 2021
  25. Sonoma Academy: $104 million institution now in cross hairs of sex abuse, misconduct scandal - Press Democrat, December 4th, 2021
  26. Few safeguards, little oversight protect students in elite private schools like Sonoma Academy - Press Democrat, December 4th, 2021
  27. Sonoma Academy rocked by sexual harassment and misconduct scandal - Los Angeles Times, December 7th, 2021