Twin Cities Man Suing Former High School
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former student is suing a Minnesota high school, saying it failed to provide a safe environment after he was sexually abused by a teacher while in his teens.
Cameron Clarkson says he was abused Gail Gagne when he was a 16-year-old high school student and football player at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul. Gagne was 25 at the time and was working as a supervisor in the school's weight room. She was fired and eventually convicted of having sex with a student.
Clarkson, who's now 22 and a senior in college, tells reporters he decided to come forward so the public knows what happened. He says he thinks Cretin-Derham mistreated him after the abuse came to light.
The Associated Press does not usually name victims of sexual assault but is naming Clarkson because he chose to speak out about his case.