Cretin-Derham Hall settles with student abused by teacher

Pioneer Press

by Kristi Belcamino
POSTED: 11/30/2014

A settlement was reached last week between a St. Paul high school and a former student who claimed the school didn’t protect him from sexual abuse by a teacher when he was a teen.

It was the second settlement in as many weeks in connection with the abuse. Two weeks ago, the teacher, Gail Gagne, settled a lawsuit with the student for a dollar, according to Gagne’s attorney.

Cameron Clarkson, now 22, and in college, sued Cretin-Derham Hall, a private Catholic high school, claiming that he was sexually abused in 2008 by Gagne while he was 16.

Gagne was later was fired and convicted in 2011 of having sex with a student and ordered to register as a sex offender.

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