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Unfit to teach? Palo Alto teacher accused of rape had a checkered history in local schools

Original post made on Feb 17, 2023

Palo Alto Unified administrators knew of physical education teacher Peter Colombo's criminal history more than a decade ago and yet kept him in the district's employ, according to documents obtained by this news organization.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 17, 2023, 11:59 AM

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Posted by harvardmom
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 17, 2023 at 2:54 pm

harvardmom is a registered user.

Thank you for a thorough, well-written article. I’m glad this guy is away from students. Maybe it’s hard to see his many flaws day to day. But in retrospect, when all pulled together, he’s dug quite a hole and damaged a lot of people. Thanks to this comprehensive and well-documented piece, maybe school administrators will be on the lookout for predatory and criminal behaviors in others working closely with our kids. One question, though. Was there a union involved, standing by his side, and making complaints difficult to pursue? Thanks again. Good job to the writer!

Posted by Another MV Resident
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Feb 18, 2023 at 9:40 am

Another MV Resident is a registered user.

“Was there a union involved, standing by his side, and making complaints difficult to pursue?”

This is obscene. Really reaching to try to pin this on the union. Nice little attempt to gather more support to crush the union and force the teachers to do more of your bidding.

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