Montgomery County schools sued after teacher’s conviction
The conviction of a Montgomery County teacher on child sex abuse charges has led to a multimilliondollar lawsuit against a county board of education.
The lawsuit was announced Thursday by attorney Jeff Herman. It says Montgomery County schools “failed miserably at protecting its students” from John Vigna, 50.
The former Cloverly Elementary School teacher was convicted on nine counts of sexual abuse in June and was sentenced to 48 years in prison last week. Mr. Herman filed the Title IX lawsuit on behalf of one of the victims, who is now 12 years old. Mr. Herman said he’ll go after decades of school records, which he says will reveal administrators were aware Vigna was a problem.
The school system said it wouldn’t comment on the pending case.