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Documentary: Not Words But Deeds

Documentary: Not Words But Deeds

A sex abuse scandal at a prestigious Bay Area high school. Hear from former students who reveal their stories of abuse for the first time. Did school leaders bury, forget or ignore their claims? To see our full series of reports, click here for our series page "Failure to Report."  Or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Failure-to-Report-479189323.html.  

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Jan 10, 2019
No Charges Filed Against Former Coach Accused of Sex Abuse

No Charges Filed Against Former Coach Accused of Sex Abuse

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is again declining to file charges against a former water polo coach at a prestigious San Jose Catholic school for girls accused of sexually molesting a student in 2013. In March of Read More

Sep 5, 2018
Presentation High School President Resigns Amid Scandal

Presentation High School President Resigns Amid Scandal

Presentation High School president and former principal Mary Miller has resigned. She steps down after numerous allegations she failed to report sexual abuse at the all-girls Catholic school. Read More

Aug 13, 2018
Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Abuse by Presentation Teacher

Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Abuse by Presentation Teacher

Allegations of sexual abuse by a teacher against an underage student led to a civil lawsuit filed Friday against a prominent South Bay high school. Read More

May 25, 2018
Former Presentation High School Principal Retiring

Former Presentation High School Principal Retiring

A former principal of Presentation High School in San Jose will retire as president of the school's board of directors at the end of the month, a spokesman for the school said Friday, in the wake of allegations by critics that she... Read More

May 16, 2018
Presentation High School Abuse 'Survivors' Hold Town Hall

Presentation High School Abuse 'Survivors' Hold Town Hall

Seven months ago NBC Bay Area's Investigative Unit first uncovered what is now a wave of sexual abuse allegations by former students at a prestigious all-girls Catholic school in San Jose. On Wednesday night, graduates, parents and self-described survivors came together for a town hall meeting, and they had a message for Presentation High. Sergio Quintana reports.

Apr 27, 2018
Mom Says San Jose School Covered Up Sexual Abuse of Daughter

Mom Says San Jose School Covered Up Sexual Abuse of Daughter

The mother of a former Presentation High School student is now accusing the principal of the Catholic school for girls of failing to call police when a theater teacher was caught kissing her 16-year-old-daughter. Read More

Mar 29, 2018
Former Presentation Student Accuses Coach of Sexual Abuse

Former Presentation Student Accuses Coach of Sexual Abuse

Grace Leonis, 14, says what started out as an innocent crush on her water polo coach at Presentation High School soon spiraled completely out of control, culminating in an unwanted sexual experience in the back of her coach's car. Read More

Mar 30, 2018
Presentation High 'Illegally' Silenced Abuse Victim: Lawyer

Presentation High 'Illegally' Silenced Abuse Victim: Lawyer

Attorney Robert Allard says a confidentiality clause in a settlement agreement between the family of a former Presentation student and the school violated state law because the claim involved a potential sex crime against a child. Read More

Feb 21, 2018
SJ Police Investigating Abuse Reporting at Presentation High

SJ Police Investigating Abuse Reporting at Presentation High

San Jose police say they’re investigating whether officials at Presentation High School violated mandatory child abuse reporting laws in connection with recent allegations of sexual misconduct at the prestigious Catholic school for... Read More

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We Investigate Sex Abuse Allegations at Presentation High School

A former Presentation High School student came forward last year as part of the #MeToo movement accusing a Spanish teacher of groping her and sexually assaulting a classmate nearly three decades ago. Since then, NBC Bay Area has investigated claims from more than a dozen other former students who say administrators failed to report to authorities incidents of sexual assault, harassment, and other inappropriate behavior by teachers or staff. Police are now investigating whether school officials violated mandated reporting laws.

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