What’s happening at Los Gatos High School?
NBC Bay Area's Investigative Unit examines a wave of sexual misconduct allegations by current and former Los Gatos High School students on social media.
In a series of reports, Investigative Reporter Candice Nguyen looks into the school’s response and the district’s history with a past tragedy. The investigation shines a light on what’s being called one of the greatest challenges schools face: off-campus student sexual misconduct.
Part 5: Exclusive: What Los Gatos High School Knew About Shannon O'Connor and What Officials Did About It
Watch extended interviews detailing how the alleged sexual assaults have impacted the lives of a student, former student and their father.
How to Report Sexual Assault
- Report online. Many law enforcement agencies have online crime reporting services.
- Visit a police station. You can speak to an officer in-person. They will provide a safe environment.
- Tell your teacher or any school official. They are mandated reporters.
- Go to the hospital. They will have staff trained to care for people who’ve been sexually assaulted. Hospital staff will ask if you want to report to police. You don’t have to.
- Police say do not wash, change clothes or clean up in any way until after talking to authorities and going to the hospital. Any physical evidence may be valuable to press charges.
Victim and Family Resources
- Counseling & Support Services for Youth (CASSY): 408-493-5289 (general number), 855-278-4204 (crisis)
- LGSUHSD anonymous hotline: submit online or 800-782-7463
- Edgewood Center for Children and Families: 844-EDGE41
- Dating Abuse Hotline: 966-331-9676 or text “LoveIs” to 2252
- Parent Stress Hotline: 408-279-8228
- Rape Trauma Services Crisis Line: 650-692-7273
- YWCA Rape Crisis Line: 408-287-3000 or 650-493-7273