Four students at the Gregory School reported an incident that occurred in the boys’ bathroom involving two maintenance employees. After the reports and the review of our security cameras revealed the possibility that theincident took place, parents were notified, as well as, the properauthorities. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Long Branch Police
Department and Institutional Abuse/DYFS are the conducting investigation regarding the allegations.
The investigation is underway, and we will continue to support each party in their fact finding. Regardless of criminality, as the acts are claimed to be without malice and in jest; we have taken abrupt action as a safeguard to the children. Based upon the preliminary investigation from the district, the employees were sent home immediately, suspended with pay and were later summoned to the Long Branch Police Department for testimony. It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure the safety and well-being ofevery child. Any allegations involving reprehensible decisions and actions,regardless of intent, are intolerable and will not be accepted by the Long Branch Board of Education. Information pertaining to this incident should be
directed to the Long Branch Police Department.