Former Students Allege ‘Rampant Sexual Abuse’ at El Monte Union HSD and Rosemead High

Three women have filed a lawsuit against the El Monte Union High School District alleging “rampant sexual abuse” throughout the district and at Rosemead High School in particular.

The plaintiffs are former Rosemead High students who say they were sexually assaulted by EMUHSD employees, including a high school tennis coach. They allege that other staffers had knowledge of the abuse and did nothing to stop it.

The women are calling for an investigation by the California Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education.

Attorney Michael Carrillo, who is representing the plaintiffs, called EMUHSD and Rosemead High “a safe haven for predators and perpetrators and perverts.”

"They continue to violate the law by not immediately reporting child abuse, but instead conducting their own investigations, which is against the law and not reporting child abuse," he said.

In a statement EMUHSD said it is “deeply committed” to the safety and well-being of students.

“We do not tolerate any behavior that undermines those values and we take swift and decisive action if we suspect student safety is being compromised in any way,” the district added.


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