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At West Side Military High School, Alleged Misconduct Often Went Unreported: Watchdog

A report paints a picture of a school culture where sexual harassment and charges of abuse and inappropriate behavior were overlooked or brushed under the rug by those in charge at Marine Leadership Academy in Logan Square.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Threats Of Violence Made At Bucktown, Logan Square Schools, And Parents Say CPS Is Not Keeping Them Informed

Embattled Marine Leadership Academy in Logan Square and Pulaski International School in Bucktown received threats of violence in recent days.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Illinois Makes It Illegal For Adults To ‘Groom’ Kids As Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks Logan Square School

Faith's Law bans all forms of grooming and boosts protections for abuse survivors. Gov. JB Pritkzer signed it into law Friday amid rampant sex abuse allegations at Marine Leadership Academy.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

CPS Staffer Removed After Sending Anti-Vaccine Email To Parents At Embattled Marine Leadership Academy

In the email, high-ranking staffer Col. Lawrence Kaifesh cited an anti-vaccination campaign out of California. His email went against city and district officials, who have encouraged vaccinations.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Adults Groomed Students At Logan Square School — But That’s Not Always Illegal. A New State Bill Could Close The Loophole

Faith's Law would make it illegal for adults to lure children into sexual relationships in person. Staffers at Marine Leadership Academy in Logan Square have been accused of grooming students.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

CPS Promoted Principal Who Allegedly Failed To Report Sexual Abuse At Logan Square School

CPS knew about Erin Galfer's involvement in the Marine Leadership Academy scandal for years, but they kept her on staff and then promoted her to a top position within the district, records show.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Lightfoot Blames Pandemic For Slow Investigation Into Sex Abuse Scandal At Logan Square School

The mayor also defended CPS leaders and the district's inspector general, saying, "CPS had to wait to get more information."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Watchdog Contacted Child Protective Services 22 Times About Sexual Misconduct Allegations At Logan Square School

The watchdog substantiated allegations against 10 Marine Leadership Academy employees and one volunteer following an anonymous tip in 2019.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

CPS Knew Of Sex Abuse At Marine Leadership Academy For Years, Staff Says: ‘They Didn’t Do Their Job’

Two school employees who asked not to be named told Block Club sex abuse at the school is pervasive and stretches back to at least 2016, when a video of a school employee and two students engaging in sexual behavior came to light.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

After 7th Grader Dies Of Suicide, Logan Square Teachers Raise Thousands To Support Her Family

Thirteen-year-old Emily Barrera died May 7. Her teachers have raised more than $11,000 to help her family pay for memorial services.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale