NewsNewsChannel 5 InvestigatesMetro Schools


Metro School Board Finally Discusses Harassment Scandal

Metro School Board Finally Discusses Harassment Scandal
Posted at 7:49 PM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 23:21:53-04

We need to to know the truth!

That was the word from some Metro School Board members Tuesday night as they met for the first time to discuss the months-long sexual harassment scandal first uncovered by NewsChannel 5 Investigates.

"I really felt that all those allegations were swept under the rug. We were sort of told there was no problem," board member Amy Frogge said.

Frogge expressed concern about the sexual harassment lawsuit involving former middle school principal Sam Braden, as well as another one involving former administrator Mo Carrasco.

This week, NewsChannel 5 Investigates revealed that Metro lawyers have already admitted in court that some of the accusations against Braden are true.

Frogge says that’s not what board members were told.

"It concerns me that we sort of had one presentation with the board and administrators in the room, and then there sort of seems to be a different take on it now that it is in court," she added.

After a public discussion of the district's harassment policies, board members went behind closed doors with Metro lawyers to get a briefing on the pending lawsuits.

Special Section:
NC5 Investigates: Metro Schools