‘It’s time I say #MeToo’: Teacher accuses students of sexual harassment
A California teacher says she’s getting behind the #MeToo movement and breaking her silence on the sexual harassment that she says students have subjected her to.
Eva Rieder, a Tamalpais High School teacher, accused administrators of not acting on her claims at a Feb. 6 district board meeting, SFGate reported.
“It’s time my story is told,” Rieder reportedly said. “It’s time I say #MeToo.”
Rieder alleged that there were more than a dozen incidents where she was sexually harassed at the Mill Valley school.
In separate instances, the teacher received profane phone calls and was inappropriately touched, she said.
“I have been slandered by a student spreading a rumor that I made a drunken sexual advance on him at a party,” Rieder said.”I have been touched more than once by a student who also argued it was OK to describe his masturbatory habits in the classroom.”
School officials said in a statement that they will wait for a full investigation “before making any conclusions,” according to SFGate.
“As a result of the complaints recently made at Board meetings, the District retained the services of an attorney who specializes in workplace investigations to look into the complaints and review the District’s protocols for responding,” the statement said. “At the conclusion of the investigation, the investigator will prepare a report with findings and recommendations.”