Police investigating alleged inappropriate touching by former staff member at DC charter school

- Police are investigating allegations of possible sexual abuse inside a Northeast D.C. charter school. A police report says there could be as many as three victims.

The Monument Academy Public Charter School is a weekday boarding school for fifth, sixth and seventh grade students. According to a parent, the allegations are focused on a former staffer.

In a letter obtained by FOX 5, the CEO of the school, Emily Bloomfield, says a parent came forward on Sunday with allegations of alleged inappropriate touching by the former staffer who was dismissed on an unrelated matter in December. The letter goes on the say the alleged abuse took place in one of the student life homes.

The school’s website says Monument Academy’s mission is to provide students, particularly those who have had or might have contact with the foster care system, with life skills to be successful.

A woman whose child has been interviewed as part of the investigation says she only learned of the allegations on Sunday when she and another parent compared notes. She then called the police and talked to her daughter.

"She really hasn't told me, she’s telling me bits and pieces, and when she talks about it, she gets really upset and runs out of the room and just gets angry,” the parent said. "I'm really disappointed so I took my kids out of boarding because at the end of the day I don't want nothing else to happen and I don’t know.”

FOX 5 reached out to Bloomfield, but have not heard back as at this time we have heard nothing.

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