State Board to Decide on Ex-Priest's Principal License

Toledo Blade [Ohio]
January 10, 2006

The Ohio Board of Education today will consider permanently revoking the school principal license of Dennis Gray, a former priest who worked as a dean at Toledo Public Schools' Rogers High School.

Mr. Gray voluntarily surrendered his certificates on Dec. 12.

The former cleric left the priesthood in 1987 and was later hired as a dean of students in Toledo Public Schools. Mr. Gray was accused in nine lawsuits filed in 2002 of abusing and raping boys at his cottage in Michigan in the 1980s.

After The Blade revealed accusations from his past on Sept. 16, 2002, he was transferred by TPS to a job supervising janitors at night.

A documentary was made about one of Mr. Gray's alleged victims, Tony Comes, a Toledo firefighter who settled his case with the Diocese of Toledo after claiming he'd been abused as a teenager by Mr. Gray.


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