Estey Bomberger reviews and monitors news stories and reports of crime and lawsuits involving public and private schools nationwide. The following reports are for schools located in Barron County, WI. If your child has been sexually abused or negligently supervised and you would like more information about your options or rights in a civil suit, contact us for a free consultation.
- CUMBERLAND HIGH SCHOOL (CUMBERLAND, WI)
1010 8th Ave, Cumberland, WI 54829
Courtney Jensen, 25, a teacher and coach at Cumberland High School, was arrested in May 2015, after admitting that she had been in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student since September 2014. She was immediately placed in administrative leave and criminally charged with sexual assault of a student by school staff and sexual intercourse with a child. She faced up to six years and nine months in prison and up to 20,000 in fines, but on December 1, 2015, was ordered to 30 days in the Barron County jail and three years probation. News Source: weau.com
- PRAIRIE FARM MIDDLE SCHOOL (PRAIRIE FARM, WI)
630 River Ave. S., Prairie Farm, WI 54762
Nathan Cox, 38, a middle school math teacher, was sentenced to a year in prison in July 2007 after pleading guilty to molesting and kissing a female student. His lawyer asked for a county jail term of nine months plus probation. Prosecutors wanted a three-year prison term.At sentencing, Judge Edward Brunner said Cox violated his position of trust and needed to go to prison. News Source: River Falls Journal