Ten more victims come forward, claim sexual abuse by former Nicolet teacher David Johnson
WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Ten more victims have come forward to the Nicolet School District saying they were sexually abused by former teacher David Johnson.
Superintendent Robert Kobylski spoke publicly Thursday for the first time about the scandal.
"To the victims, we're sorry this happened,” Kobylski said. “This should not have happened to you. This should not happen to anyone. We'll do anything we can to help you heal."
Johnson was a math teacher at Nicolet High School from 1958 to 1994.
He was found dead in March of an apparent suicide days after news of the first victim came out.
Kobylski says one of his primary focuses is ensuring this doesn’t happen again.
Anonymous reporting mechanisms for students are now available online, and staff went through extensive training on appropriate student interactions.
The investigation is no longer active but will remain open.
Other victims are still encouraged to reach out to the district. A partnership is in place with Aurora Healthcare to help survivors with any type of healing they may need.