By Darrell Lucus (Contact)
To be delivered to: Kelly Hastings, Superintendent, Keystone Central School District and Jack Peters, President, Keystone Central School District Board of Directors
In the spring of 2008, Aaron Fisher--Victim 1 in the Jerry Sandusky case--then a freshman at Central Mountain High School in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania; revealed that former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky had been molesting him since he was 12 years old. However, when Aaron told his mother and school principal Karen Probst about what had happened, Probst told Aaron and his mother, Dawn Daniels, to "go home and think about it" rather than go to the police.
As the investigation unfolded, it emerged that assistant principal and head football coach Steve Turchetta had allowed Sandusky to take Aaron out of class on numerous occasions, and even allowed him to take Aaron off-campus. Turchetta never informed Daniels that this was happening, even after growing suspicious of Sandusky's motives.
Three years later, during Fisher's senior year, Daniels learned that some other students, apparently blaming Fisher for getting Penn State coach Joe Paterno fired, had threatened to beat her son up. When it didn't appear that Probst was taking the threat seriously, Daniels was forced to remove Fisher from school.
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