IL - Chicago teacher allegedly fired for reporting abuse; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, December 13, 2013

Statement by Barbara Dorris, SNAP Outreach Director, 314-862-7688 SNAPdorris@gmail.com

We applaud the South Side teacher who reported a case of sexual assault involving  Hales Franciscan High School students by contacting the Department of Children and Family Services.

It is disappointing to hear that Rochelle Daniels has been fired for contacting DCFS after a student confided in her when the school’s administration neglected to do so. The school should do everything it can to encourage individuals who have witnessed, suspected, or experienced sexual abuse. But instead, they are choosing to send a terrible message that discourages people from doing the right thing to protect children, expose predators and deter cover ups.

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747SNAPblaine@gmail.com)

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