Richmond Christian puts administrators on administrative leave following arrests, responds to allegations against former teachers
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – The Richmond Christian School in Chesterfield has issued a statement on behalf of the school board in response to the recent spate of arrests of two former teachers, as well as two of the school’s officials.
The school discussed the situation with everyone, first saying that former volleyball coach Elisabeth “Rose” Bredemeier, who was arrested on August 15, is no longer employed at the school, and that his alleged conduct “took place off campus and off campus.” to have to.”
The school said Tara Drooker, who was arrested on August 19, was last employed by the school in 2018 and was a volleyball coach in 2017. The statement also referred to Bredemeier “detailing some past behavior “of Drooker.
As for director Dr Cliff Williams and business manager Derek Zbyszinski, both of whom were arrested on August 20 and charged with failing to report suspicions of child abuse or neglect, the statement said that both are currently on administrative leave pending full delay. investigation. He also said the school board was aware that a report had been made by the school to child protection services.
“These arrests are deeply disturbing for the school and our community,” the statement said. “The pain experienced by any victim of sexual misconduct is extremely overwhelming. RCS is unwavering in its commitment to support any victim of sexual misconduct and will do everything in its power to prevent any future incidents or allegations. “
Bredemeier was accused of having taken indecent liberties with a child by a guard and of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Drooker has been charged with four counts of abuse of indecent freedoms with a child by a guard.