A former Minnesota teacher’s history of child pornography and child molestation has resurfaced. Lynn Seibel, was the drama and English teacher at Shattuck – St. Mary’s School. After allegations of child molestation and the discovery of child pornography on his computer were kept secret in a paid secrecy pledge between the school and Mr. Seibel. Almost a decade later, a former student who also received child pornography charges told the police about his former teacher’s actions which led to the opening of Lynn Seibel’s police investigation.
“The [Shattuck-St. Mary] secrecy pledge was certainly harmful — not because he had any problem here at CCRI — but it kept us from knowing about any issues prior to coming here,” Coren said in a phone interview.
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