Director at St. Louis Priory School ousted over images found on laptop computer

By Rachel Rice
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 5, 2018

Priory letter

A letter sent to Priory parents about the Rev. Maximilian Toczylowski.

CREVE COEUR • The director of the junior school at St. Louis Priory School has been removed from the post after "inappropriate images" were found on a laptop computer he used, a school official said in a letter sent to parents. 

It's unclear when the letter about the Rev. Maximilian Toczylowski was sent or when he was removed, though the letter states he was removed "immediately." The letter is signed by the school's headmaster, the Rev. Gregory Mohrman.

Creve Coeur police confirmed in a statement that they received notification of the content found on the laptop from the Benedictine school on Wednesday and are investigating, though it isn't clear at this time if a law was broken, police said.

The letter says the images were found during a routine review of electronic devices used by school staff.

"To the best of our understanding, these images were downloaded from the internet and the subjects were not associated with St. Louis Priory School," Mohrman says in the letter.

The letter encouraged parents to talk to their sons about the incident and to attend a "counselor-facilitated session" at the school on Monday evening.

The priest is mentioned as a 2000 graduate of the school in Creve Coeur on its website who also taught theology, geography and government classes. A social media post says he was ordained in 2016.













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