Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Case claimed the Summerville private school did not report inappropriate behavior by former teacher Louis 'Skip' Reville.
The former employer of a convicted child molester will not be prosecuted for allegedly failing to protect children from the predator while he worked there, the Associated Press reported. Solicitor David Pascoe said Monday no evidence was found during an investigation of Pinewood Preparatory School that the school failed to report alleged actions by Louis "Skip" Reville. ReVille, 33, pleaded guilty in June to molesting 23 boys in three Lowcountry counties. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Pinewood Prep spokeswoman Kathie Sizemore released this statement to Patch: Pinewood has fully cooperated with criminal investigators and Solicitor Pascoe's office. The Solicitor's thorough review of the facts yields a clear conclusion supporting …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Pinewood Prep athlete holds state record in goals.
SUMMERVILLE — Pinewood Prep soccer player Courtney Angotti-Smith, who recently signed with University of South Carolina, has become the state's record holder for most goals at 222, according to MaxPreps.com. According to the high school sports news website, Angotti-Smith "clinched that status Wednesday by scoring two goals in a 5-0 victory against Northwood Academy." Watch Angotti-Smith score her 100th goal in the attached video. The previous record was 220, held by Bryn Post, a 2002 graduate of Richland Northeast High School in Columbia and a Clemson graduate. The national record is 286. Click here to read more.
Monday, March 12, 2012
After report of abuse, Pinewood sent alleged molester to counseling for attraction to young boys.
An amended lawsuit filed today alleges Pinewood Preparatory School in Summerville knew Skip ReVille had an attraction to young boys and ordered him to counseling after multiple complaints about his behavior. But the school never reported the allegations — which included touching of one young man's groin — to police or any other government agency. This amended complaint is filed by the parents of an unnamed former ReVille student who alleges the school did not do enough to protect him. The suit alleges ReVille molested him 10 to 15 times, according to court documents posted by the Post and Courier. School officials were apparently alerted to ReVille's suspect actions toward young boys, but only counseled ReVille about the behavior. Among …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Private school 'denies each and every allegation' in second lawsuit regarding Louis 'Skip' ReVille's tenure at the institution.
Pinewood Preparatory School responded to its second lawsuit regarding accused child molester Louis "Skip" ReVille Tuesday. According to the Summerville private school's legal answer to the allegations that it ignored parent complaints and allowed ReVille to continue to teach there, giving him access to the victim in the suit, the school "denies each and every allegation of the complaint." The suit was filed in January. Click here to see the school's response to the first suit. In a statement, Pinewood Chairman Dr. James Mann said: "We have reviewed the allegations in this second lawsuit filed in January. As in the first one, we have found that no officer or employee had knowledge nor were aware of the allegations in these lawsuits …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Summerville private school responds to allegations that it turned a blind eye to a former teacher's alleged misconduct.
Lawyers for Pinewood Preparatory School filed the schools defensive response Monday regarding a lawsuit alleging the school's administration did not address allegations that a teacher was inappropriate with students. The school's administrators and Monday's filings refute the claim that concerns about Louis "Skip" Reville, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual predation on children, were brought to the attention of staff but ignored. The Citadel also faced similar allegations in a lawsuit. However, the college has accepted responsibility. Reville was employed at Pinewood Prep until 2006, when his contract was not extended due to classroom instruction and not due to any behavioral complaints by parents. ReVille held multiple …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Statement released Thursday by Summerville private school says latest lawsuit is 'without merit.'
Pinewood Preparatory School Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. James Mann released Thursday a statement that continues to deny the school's administration having any prior knowledge of misconduct between a former teacher and pupils. The statement comes on the heels of a second lawsuit, alleging the school did not act when information was brought forth by victims of teacher and coach Louis "Skip" ReVille, who no longer works for the school. Prior to the lawsuits' filings, Patch wrote about parent concerns that the private school's administration did not act. In that story and in subsequent stories, Pinewood administrators have continued to deny the allegation. Thursday's statement from Mann: Pinewood continues to fully cooperate with …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Lawsuit claims the school and headmaster were aware of former teacher's alleged predatory behavior on young boys.
A second alleged sexual abuse victim of Charleston-area teacher and coach Louis "Skip" ReVille filed a civil lawsuit on Wednesday against Summerville private school Pinewood Preparatory, its former headmaster Glyn Cowlishaw and former guidance counselor Brendan Diffley. The first lawsuit was filed in December. Both suits are through Motley Rice. Allegations that staff had any prior knowledge of ReVille's alleged misconduct have been repeatedly denied. The victim alleges that Pinewood Prep, Cowlishaw and Diffley were notified that ReVille improperly touched him and other male students while on school property, but did not report it as required by law. At that time, the boy was a middle school student. The suit also alleges that Pinewood …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
ABC News 4 reports the Summerville private school must turn over all communication its former teacher and accused child sex predator Louis Reville.
An attorney representing a former Pinewood Preparatory student who claims an instructor there had inappropriate relations during his tenure has requested Tuesday the Summerville private school turn over all communications with Louis "Skip" Reville, according to ABC News 4. Earlier this month, a civil suit was brought against the school and its former headmaster. The suit alleges that the school knew about Reville's contact with minors. Reville worked at the school as an English teacher from 2002 until 2006, when the school administration did not renew his contract. According to the school's interim head, Reville was not let go on grounds of any knowledge of sexual conduct, and the school had received no complaints regarding sexual conduct …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Victim 'subjected to sexually abusive behaviors' during Louis ReVille's tenure at Summerville private school; school denies any knowledge.
A lawsuit filed Monday claims Pinewood Preparatory committed gross negligence in hiring and retaining Louis "Skip" ReVille as a teacher and coach until 2006, and that a student was subjected to sexually abusive behaviors by ReVille at the school. Pinewood Prep Head of School Carolyn Baechtle told Patch on Monday that while ReVille worked there administrators "received no complaints of sexual impropriety." "We received no notice of incidents," Baechtle said. ReVille was not offered to renew his contract with the school due to classroom instruction and not due to any behavioral complaints by parents, Baechtle said. Baechtle is filing in this year as head of the school until a new headmaster starts next July. But lawyers representing …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Working off private school coach's statements to law enforcement, Summerville Police seek victims.
While no charges have been pressed in Summerville or Dorchester County against Louis "Skip" Reville, who is charged in multiple jurisdictions for child molestation, Summerville Police have begun seeking potential victims here. "We're still tracking down victims in the ReVille case," police PIO Capt. Jon Rogers said. He added that "a couple" of cases have been discovered. Summerville Police are working off ReVille's statements while in custody. "Many of the statements he had gave he had mentioned some stuff he had done up in Summerville," Rogers said. He added that the cases were from when the former Pinewood Preparatory teacher and coach had lived in the town. Click here to read more about how ReVille's headlines have encouraged other …