The recent sexual assault charges laid against a Prince Rupert High School teacher have resulted in the School District moving to reassure parents and students that the safety of students, both present and past remains a priority in the city’s schools.
It marked the first comments that the School District 52 had made, since the arrest and subsequent court appearance of Michael Kolesar this week.
The details of their statement were presented in the Friday edition of the Daily News.
The Daily News
Friday, March 30, 2007
Following news reports about the arrest of a teacher at Charles Hays Secondary School, the Prince Rupert School District is assuring parents and students that its priority continues to be the safety of students, past and present.
The school district was told on March 28 about the arrest of Michael Kolesar and that charges were pending, the district said in a press release.
Kolesar, a special needs teacher and athletics coach, has since been charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation of a person with a disability.
The school district says it is cooperating with the RCMP with regard to the charges and conducting its own investigation into the allegations.
Kolesar is suspended from his duties. Anyone with concerns is asked to contact either the RCMP at 627-0700 or Brian Kangas, the superintendent of schools, at 624-6717.