VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A former student in the Vigo County school corporation has filed a lawsuit against a former teacher and the corporation with accusations of sex crimes.
The lawsuit was filed against former Woodrow Wilson Middle teacher Jeremy Johnson, along with the corporation for damages on Monday.
STATEMENT FROM THE VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION
On January 12, 2021, a complaint was filed against the Vigo County School Corporation and a former teacher, Jeremy Johnson. This case centers on information that came to light in 2015 where students reported an inappropriate relationship between Johnson and a student. The School Corporation immediately investigated the allegations, placed Johnson on administrative leave, and ultimately Johnson resigned his teacher position. The School Corporation reported the allegations and cooperated closely with law enforcement through their investigation.
The Vigo County School Corporation takes seriously its duty to provide a safe learning environment for students and staff and will continue to investigate allegations, and take appropriate action, to protect the safety of students. The School Corporation’s counsel will be defending against these claims.
According to court documents, the alleged victim claims they were involved in multiple sexual acts with Johnson when the person was a middle school student in 2014.
The complaint goes on to say the Vigo County School Corporation was negligent in failing to prevent the sexual acts. Court documents say before the alleged incident, Johnson had been involved in sexual activity with another employee of the school, on school grounds.
The person making the accusations is asking for an unspecified amount of money for their damages, punitive damages, court and attorney fees.