Chaminade Brother Will Leave School

St. Louis Post-Dispatch [Missouri]
May 12, 2005

A Marianist brother resigned as a campus minister at Chaminade College Preparatory School last week after an internal investigation into an allegation of sexual harassment of a student at a Texas high school in the 1980s.

A letter to Chaminade parents, faculty and staff said that Brother Tony Pistone would leave the school though the investigation found no evidence to substantiate the allegation and uncovered no other allegations of inappropriate behavior. The letter from the school's president and principals, dated May 4, also stated that no criminal or civil charges were filed. Pistone has denied the allegations.

Pistone, 70, had stepped down temporarily in March pending the results of the investigation by the provincial of the U.S. Marianist province, Brother Stephen Glodek.

A former student at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, Texas, alleged that Pistone "grabbed his buttocks as he was leaving the front door of the school," according to the letter.


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