LAWYER THOMAS CIFARELLI FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST ANAHEIM UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT AND FORMER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER DAVID MICHAEL BRUCE ALLEGING SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR
—Lawsuit alleges school district could have prevented molestation from ever occurring—
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Lawyer Thomas Cifarelli of The Cifarelli Law Firm filed a lawsuit against Anaheim Union High School District and former junior high school teacher David Michael Bruce on behalf of a former student who alleges he was sexually assaulted by Bruce for several years beginning when he was a student at Sycamore Junior High School. Scott was arrested last month on suspicion of two counts of child molestation and possession of child pornography. Two young men, who were Bruce’s students while he was a teacher at Sycamore Junior High School, were contacted as part of the police investigation. Investigators are looking for additional victims. Bruce was a full-time teacher from October 1981 through 2010. He was a substitute teacher until 2013.
The civil lawsuit filed on October 2, 2015, in Orange County Superior Court names as defendants Bruce and his former employer Anaheim Union High School District. Bruce is alleged to have committed many of the incidents at the Sycamore Junior High School during school hours.
The victim’s attorney Mr. Cifarelli encourages other victims to come forward in an effort to ensure that these horrific acts are addressed. The lawsuit is aimed at ensuring the Anaheim school district changes its policies regarding supervising teacher interactions with students and responding to suspicious activity. The lawsuit also seeks compensation for the victim, who was seriously emotionally harmed.
The Cifarelli Law Firm, an Irvine-based trial law firm, represents plaintiffs across California in personal injury, wrongful death and sexual assault matters.
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