Sonoma Academy Graduate Responds to Letter Defending School from Former Teacher’s Handling

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A 2008 graduate of Sonoma Academy has published an open letter criticizing the handling of a teacher’s inappropriate behavior. Emma McAleavy, one of the seven women who have filed complaints with the school regarding now former teacher Marco Morrone, posted a letter directed at former Head of School Janet Durgin. In it, McAleavey accuses Durgin of choosing “not to investigate our allegations or report them to the authorities” citing three different times she filed reports with her. She also says that Morrone did not change after “discipline and counseling” and went on to continue to harm more female students. This came as a response to a letter that Durgin posted defending the school’s actions.