Redlands High School math teacher Kevin Patrick Kirland was arrested in 2016 for having sex with several special needs students and the District is now publicly blaming the victims!
Kirland pleaded guilty a year later and was sentenced to two years in June 2017, but released the same day for time served. All of Kirkland’s victims were special needs students and children.
But then, the unthinkable happened:
The district said in a court document that the special needs victims were “negligent” and partly to blame for what happened to them.
“At the time of the incidents . . . the plaintiffs were negligent or at fault and failed to use that degree of care and caution which a reasonably prudent person would have used under the same or similar circumstances,” school district attorney Stephen Harber wrote in his answer to an amended lawsuit in the case.