A lawsuit filed last year claimed that the Auburn Enlarged City School District failed to stop the sexual abuse of a student that began in 1978.
Now the district is pursuing legal action against another teacher.
In October, Colorado resident Pamela Deacon O’Grady filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Cayuga County that accused the district and the board at the time of failing to stop, prevent or report her alleged sexual abuse by former music teacher and marching band director Thomas R. Camp, according to The Citizen.
The Board of Education moved forward with a motion to pursue legal action against the accused. The district says that’s part of a move to protect its interests.
Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said the move would allow the district to be better positioned moving forward.
“We’re just trying to shield and protect the school district from any liability that could come from the lawsuit, and also as well as protecting our taxpayers,” he said at the meeting.