Boston superintendent wants to close K-8 school due to report of rampant sexual misconduct

By: | April 28, 2022

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius is calling for the Mission Hill School in Jamaica Plain to close in light of a new and damning report that alleges the school has overlooked allegations of sexual abuse and bullying and neglected students with disabilities for years.

The 189-page report by Boston law firm Hinckley Allen was sparked by multiple complaints from parents of students at the Mission Hill K-8 School.

The parents claimed that school officials ignored bullying at the school, and separately, five families alleged that one student repeatedly sexually abused their children.

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