The Episcopal School of Dallas released a statement calling the sentencing of former history teacher Nathan Campbell “lenient.” Mr. Campbell was convicted of charges related to his abuse of a minor—a 16 year-old student at the school. The Episcopal School of Dallas expressed support for “full criminal prosecution,” stated that Mr. Campbell’s sentence was lenient, and expressed relief that he will be forced to register as a sexual predator for life, protecting other individuals from similar abuse.
This announcement from the Episcopal School of Dallas was made after the private Dallas-area school lost a highly publicized legal battle against the student and her family for wrongful expulsion. The family was represented by the Aldous \ Walker. Attorneys Charla Aldous and Brent Walker argued that the school’s actions constituted victim blaming. The jury sided with the family and, after nine weeks at trial, awarded the family a total of approximately $9.2 million in damages. Ms. Aldous recently released a statement pointing out that the school has yet to accept responsibility in the case. The final section of this most recent statement from the Episcopal School of Dallas addressed her accusation.