Concerned Potomac School Alumni Requesting an Internal Investigation

Open Letter

Originally submitted Oct 23, 2013, with 12 signatures, this is a request to the Head of School and to the Board of Trustees of         The Potomac School in McLean, VA, to undertake an internal investigation of any sexual abuse that occurred from 1966 through 1994 involving Potomac students.  We want to give all Potomac School alumni, faculty and families an opportunity to voice their support for such an investigation.


Please go to the Open Letter and Contact pages and support our request to the Head of School and Board of Trustees.

 


 

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Purpose and Goal

The purpose of Potomac Survives’ letter to the Head of School and Board of Trustees is to ensure that a thorough, transparent, and impar- tial internal investigation be conducted regard- ing any sexual abuse of students of The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, during the period from 1966-1994.  Our goal is to make sure that all information about past incidents of abuse is revealed, and that appropriate procedures and protocols are in place to ensure that something like this never happens again.

 

What Happened

During one employee's tenure over a period of 28 years, at least five young girls were molested and raped.  Christopher Kloman, who served as a Potomac School teacher, coach and, most significantly, administrator, plead guilty earlier this year to four counts of indecent liberties with a child under 14 and to one count of abduction with intent to defile.  On October 18, 2013, he was sentenced in Fairfax County Court to 43 years in prison.  The victims were all students of The Potomac School during his time of employment. 

 

Forum to Advocate + Support

This is an opportunity for Potomac School alumni, families and faculty to advocate for an internal investigation.  By signing this open letter, alumni, families and faculty can show support for all the victims and help prevent abuse from occurring in the future.  At a future date, a compiled list of signatories will be presented to the School.

 


 



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