Teacher reprimanded, transferred after sexual harassment complaints

Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 06:26 PM.

In one of the reported incidents, a female student said when she walked past Fowler in the hallway he smiled and said, “Those jeans make you have really nice legs,” the report stated.

His words made her “feel really uncomfortable,” she said.

When asked about it, Fowler denied the incident.

 “I may have told a student that their dress looks professional or sharp. No, I did not make a comment on her legs,” Fowler said. “That would be completely out of my character.”

In a subsequent interview, he said he didn’t recall it happening at all.

Farley ultimately determined a particular accusation had some merit, but he could only partially confirm it because there were no witnesses.

Through conversations with students, parents and predominantly female staff, Farley confirmed or partially confirm allegations of sexual harassment by 15 students and 13 adults over 16 years.

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