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School notifies students and families about sexual misconduct investigation

Posted at 11:32 AM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 11:32:46-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Gow School has sent a letter to its alumni and student families telling them about an investigation into a former teacher's alleged sexual misconduct involving a student.

The college preparatory school for students with dyslexia urged an victimized students to contact the investigating attorney in Buffalo. The allegation from a former student from the 1990s prompted an initial investigation which led to a vote expanding the investigation.

The letter says in February a former student who attended Gow more than 25 years ago called and detailed misconduct by a former teacher.

"We take this report seriously and we commend the former student for coming forward with difficult revelations," the letter says.

Gow is a college-prep boarding and day school for students in grades 6-12 with language-based learning disabilities. The school currently has about 150 students.