ESD Calls Campbell’s Sentencing “Lenient”

From my inbox to your eyeballs: Here’s a statement from the Episcopal School of Dallas on today’s criminal sentencing of John Nathan Campbell. 

Footnote(headnote?): The final quote is a direct reply to Charla Aldous’ statement that will appear in the Oct. 14 edition of Preston Hollow People. Aldous said that Campbell admitted his guilt, but the school has yet to apologize for its role.

“It’s sad and somewhat ironic that a jury found ESD responsible and they continue to deny culpability,” she said. “I would feel like we’ve done what we set out to do if ESD would apologize.”

Statement from Episcopal School of Dallas

“ESD supported full criminal prosecution of Nathan Campbell on both the sexual assault and improper relationship with a student charges.   We were appalled and outraged when we learned of his behavior after being notified by Farmers Branch police when the former teacher and former student were questioned in a Farmers Branch parking lot.  As soon as school officials learned of the improper relationship, we took immediate action including notifying Child Protective Services and advising the former student’s parents to contact police and Nathan Campbell left the school within 24 hours.

“Despite the lenient sentence for Campbell, one more chapter of this disturbing episode is closing. Nathan Campbell, however, will be labeled as a sexual offender for life.

“The school’s attorneys are preparing an appeal, and we look forward to receiving a just and correct decision from the Appeals Court.  In response to Ms. Aldous’ statement, our board chairman John Eagle apologized not once, but twice on the witness stand.”

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