Bishop Stang High School Teacher Placed on Leave

Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River
October 7, 2010

On October 5, 2010 a Catholic Social Services staff member received a report alleging inappropriate sexual conduct by Bishop Stang High School faculty member Jean Revil with a female student in 1994. The report was made by the alleged victim –now an adult– who claims that the incidents took place at the school.

In keeping with its policies, the Fall River Diocese reported the allegation to Thomas Carroll, investigator from the Office of the Bristol County District Attorney. At the same time, Ms. Revil was informed of the receipt of the allegation and was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation. Her being placed on leave is done as a matter of policy and should not be construed as an indication of guilt or wrongdoing.

Ms. Revil has denied the allegation.

Ms. Revil is a longtime staff member at Bishop Stang High School, serving at different times over 30 years as a classroom teacher and as director of the school’s campus ministry program.

This is obviously a very troubling matter for all involved, including the alleged victim, Ms. Revil, and the entire Bishop Stang High School community. In response, Catholic Social Services is providing counselors for any student or staff member who wishes to talk with one about this distressing situation.

If any individuals believe they may have information which might be of assistance in the District Attorney’s investigation, they should contact that office at 508-997-0711.


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