Teachers, Police to Hold Meeting after Md. Teacher Faces New Sex Offenses

By John Gonzalez
November 18, 2016

Teachers and police will be holding a meeting at Montgomery County’s Cloverly Elementary School Monday evening after a teacher was arrested for a second time on Thursday.

John Vigna was a beloved teacher at the elementary school for over 20 years, but on Friday morning he was behind bars facing new charges.

The new charges include one count of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of 3rd-degree sex offense. More alleged victims came forward, according to authorities. A woman in her twenties now claims that she was sexually assaulted when she was a student 15 years ago. And two juveniles reported separate incidents that occurred at Cloverly over the past two to three years.

Vigna was someone who would do scripture readings at a nearby church.

He was originally arrested in June when two 11-year-old girls claimed he grabbed their buttocks on a number of occasions during class time. He is also accused of placing one of the girls on his lap in an inappropriate fashion.

As a teacher since 1991, most recently third grade, he also coached baseball at Paint Branch High School two miles up the road.

The principal of Cloverly said in a letter to parents on Thursday, that the behavior Vigna is accused of is deeply troubling and reprehensible.

Vigna’s trial is set for December 16.








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