For immediate release: Friday, December 13, 2013
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.