Stalker case leads to lawsuit against St. Bruno, principal and archdiocese

Feb 22, 2013 Full story: Whittier Daily News 1,305

The stalker of the principal of St. Bruno School made reservations for a wedding at the parish, with an extravagant Hawaiian style lei and a photographer in an attempt to lure the principal into a fake ceremony, according to a lawsuit filed against the school, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the school principal.

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Past SB Parent

Concord, CA

#737 Aug 22, 2013
Sunshine wrote:
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This is the wrong place to look for answers to your questions. This blog is toxic and full of ugly people.
Hey sunshine. Speak for yourself! The majority on the people on this blog have been respectful with the exception of a few, mainly you.. If its so toxic, no one's twisting your arm.
New family to SB

United States

#738 Aug 22, 2013
Sunshine wrote:
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This is the wrong place to look for answers to your questions. This blog is toxic and full of ugly people. SB is a great school where my children have been happy and thrived for many years. I have always gotten honest answers from the administration, despite what these past parents say. If you have questions about the school my best advice to you is go straight to the source and ask the principal about it. The parents that have left want nothing more for you to believe that this school is a horrible place, but that is far from the truth. As I stated earlier today all of these families left over a battle of the wills. They wanted their school to stay just they way it was. They didn't approve of all the changes being made, so certain faculty and parents created an overthrow of the administration. But please, as I stated earlier, call the principal and get all you questions answered before making any decisions....and steer clear of this blog. It will o you no good. Good luck!!
What changes were made that caused such a uprising? Additiomally we have tried calling the principal for a meeting with several new families....and no call back. We have e-mailed our questions and no response. What are we to do next?
Truth

Los Angeles, CA

#739 Aug 22, 2013
New family to SB wrote:
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What changes were made that caused such a uprising? Additiomally we have tried calling the principal for a meeting with several new families....and no call back. We have e-mailed our questions and no response. What are we to do next?
A teacher, who felt threatened because of changes, sent an unauthorized email to all parents to scare them about a potential stalker. The stalker was categorized by a judge as non threatening. Teachers and staff rallied together to get parents upset and pushed to oust a new principal because she was demanding a higher level of performance and a passionate discipline policy.

Teachers and staff failed. Most of them decided to leave at the end of the year. Others were laid off. The "stalker" is not a threat to the principal, teachers or students. When the "stalker" didn't work to oust the principal, the entitled group of unprofessional teachers and unruly parents raised issue with everything that happened at school. Now most of the unprofessional staff are gone. The school has a positive and healthy atmosphere. Everyday students are enrolling for the new year.

God is Good. Peace be with you!
Truth Be Told

Norco, CA

#740 Aug 22, 2013
It's great to hear the truth. My family and I can't wait for our children to start school at St. Bruno. Thank you and we look forward to a new beginning without the people you have referred to below. I agree that God is good.
Truth wrote:
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A teacher, who felt threatened because of changes, sent an unauthorized email to all parents to scare them about a potential stalker. The stalker was categorized by a judge as non threatening. Teachers and staff rallied together to get parents upset and pushed to oust a new principal because she was demanding a higher level of performance and a passionate discipline policy.
Teachers and staff failed. Most of them decided to leave at the end of the year. Others were laid off. The "stalker" is not a threat to the principal, teachers or students. When the "stalker" didn't work to oust the principal, the entitled group of unprofessional teachers and unruly parents raised issue with everything that happened at school. Now most of the unprofessional staff are gone. The school has a positive and healthy atmosphere. Everyday students are enrolling for the new year.
God is Good. Peace be with you!
Sunshine

Whittier, CA

#741 Aug 22, 2013
New family to SB wrote:
<quoted text>
What changes were made that caused such a uprising? Additiomally we have tried calling the principal for a meeting with several new families....and no call back. We have e-mailed our questions and no response. What are we to do next?
Hi new Family to SB. I was just about to answer you question, however truth stated the facts of last school year pretty well. I don't blame you or having questions, and I am sure they will get answered. I do feel that the things that happened last year will not effect our school year this year. I really hope that you decide to stay and see for yourself all of the wonderful things SB has to offer. It really is a great community with a very high standard for education.
Magic Johnson

Buena Park, CA

#742 Aug 22, 2013
Yes, the stalker, who violated probation many times, as well as concocted a fake wedding AT the church to lure the principal too, has no mental issues and is a threat too no one. Dry that one out and you can fertilize the lawn.

210 kids leaving is more than unruly parents.
The New Saint Bruno

La Mirada, CA

#743 Aug 22, 2013
On 11/24/2013 Mrs. Saldana sent an email to her students’ families exposing the deceit she and the other teachers were required to pass onto all the school families regarding a stalker Ms. Carvalho has. It was a very emotional email but the facts are:

1. Ms Carvalho has had a stalker for 30 years.
2. She has had multiple restraining orders against the stalker over those years.
3. The stalker violates the restraining orders and has gone to jail for that reason.
4. Father Reardon hired Ms Carvalho knowing about the stalker.
5. Security measures were put in place at St. Bruno without telling families about the reasons.
6. The stalker has been to Saint Bruno multiple times.
7. Families were not informed about the stalker for eight months until Mrs. Saldana sent her email.
8. Father Reardon lied when confronted with this information on Sunday 11/25/2013.
9. On Tuesday 11/27 (it was a long weekend school holiday) the archdiocese officials huddled in the office with Saint Bruno administrators hiding from media and ignoring students, teachers and families. That night there was meeting that revealed what they had been hiding but no responsibility was taken. Whittier Chief of Police Jeff Piper ended the meeting chastising Father Reardon and Ms. Carvalho for not being transparent.

From that point forward Father Reardon and Ms. Carvalho made token efforts and setup mediocre meetings where any concerns regarding safety, communications, trust or responsibility were ignored. Deacon Freeman had to suffer as mediator through most of these sham events.

Some families organized and wrote a signed letter to the Archdiocese requesting action be taken to get the school and community back on track. Soon after Father Reardon and Ms. Carvalho started calling them in and told them they were no longer welcome at Saint Bruno, handed over boxes with their childrens’ school belongings and told them not to come back.

Once this began we realized Father Reardon and Ms Carvalho no longer cared about the children or the families that had supported Saint Bruno for years and years.

I hope a staff member would post what they experienced over the past months as they went through an unbelievable turnaround at a once great school.

For reference please look at these news reports.

http://www.whittierdailynews.com/search...

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/search/...
The New Saint Bruno

La Mirada, CA

#744 Aug 22, 2013
Sorry New Family. The previous post's dates should be in 2012.

I hope you can find the right direction for your family that you can be at peace with.
New family to SB wrote:
<quoted text>
What changes were made that caused such a uprising? Additiomally we have tried calling the principal for a meeting with several new families....and no call back. We have e-mailed our questions and no response. What are we to do next?
Truth

Los Angeles, CA

#745 Aug 23, 2013
The New Saint Bruno wrote:
On 11/24/2013 Mrs. Saldana sent an email to her students’ families exposing the deceit she and the other teachers were required to pass onto all the school families regarding a stalker Ms. Carvalho has. It was a very emotional email but the facts are:
1. Ms Carvalho has had a stalker for 30 years.
2. She has had multiple restraining orders against the stalker over those years.
3. The stalker violates the restraining orders and has gone to jail for that reason.
4. Father Reardon hired Ms Carvalho knowing about the stalker.
5. Security measures were put in place at St. Bruno without telling families about the reasons.
6. The stalker has been to Saint Bruno multiple times.
7. Families were not informed about the stalker for eight months until Mrs. Saldana sent her email.
8. Father Reardon lied when confronted with this information on Sunday 11/25/2013.
9. On Tuesday 11/27 (it was a long weekend school holiday) the archdiocese officials huddled in the office with Saint Bruno administrators hiding from media and ignoring students, teachers and families. That night there was meeting that revealed what they had been hiding but no responsibility was taken. Whittier Chief of Police Jeff Piper ended the meeting chastising Father Reardon and Ms. Carvalho for not being transparent.
From that point forward Father Reardon and Ms. Carvalho made token efforts and setup mediocre meetings where any concerns regarding safety, communications, trust or responsibility were ignored. Deacon Freeman had to suffer as mediator through most of these sham events.
Some families organized and wrote a signed letter to the Archdiocese requesting action be taken to get the school and community back on track. Soon after Father Reardon and Ms. Carvalho started calling them in and told them they were no longer welcome at Saint Bruno, handed over boxes with their childrens’ school belongings and told them not to come back.
Once this began we realized Father Reardon and Ms Carvalho no longer cared about the children or the families that had supported Saint Bruno for years and years.
I hope a staff member would post what they experienced over the past months as they went through an unbelievable turnaround at a once great school.
For reference please look at these news reports.
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/search...
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/search/...
Remember..the stalker is not an issue. That is clear and done. You keep repeating the same thing because you are not well. God is Good. Let go. Have Peace.
TheNew Saint Bruno

La Mirada, CA

#746 Aug 23, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Remember..the stalker is not an issue. That is clear and done. You keep repeating the same thing because you are not well. God is Good. Let go. Have Peace.
I state facts and you come back with a personal attack. That is not a discussion, rational or intelligent.

The stalker situation exposed that Father Reardon and Ms. Carvalho are liars. Their demeanor and statements during the ensuing meetings showed they would not take responsibility for their actions. They haven't acted on any of the earnest responses people put forth at the meetings. Their overall attitude showed that they don't care about the children, teachers or families. Their treatment of concerned parents and their children showed that they are weak leaders. Their unchristian behavior is self evident.

There is no such thing as a "good" stalker. Families don't want their children lead by or exposed to such weak and toxic leaders. Families had to make the difficult choice to leave when Saint Bruno School began failing.

To the New Families, look at all these posts critically. Realize that the facts are straightforward. Look at what kind of people will be at Saint Bruno this year. There are some things parents can live with and some things that can't be ignored. If you are uncertain speak to Ms. Carvalho and Father Reardon. I hope they answer you and treat you like adults. If they don't respond to you on such important matters that shows what they care about you and your family. Continuing to keep faith in Ms. Carvalho and Father Reardon at this point is blind faith and only the Trinity deserve that from us.
Sunshine

Whittier, CA

#747 Aug 23, 2013
TheNew Saint Bruno wrote:
<quoted text>
I state facts and you come back with a personal attack. That is not a discussion, rational or intelligent.
The stalker situation exposed that Father Reardon and Ms. Carvalho are liars. Their demeanor and statements during the ensuing meetings showed they would not take responsibility for their actions. They haven't acted on any of the earnest responses people put forth at the meetings. Their overall attitude showed that they don't care about the children, teachers or families. Their treatment of concerned parents and their children showed that they are weak leaders. Their unchristian behavior is self evident.
There is no such thing as a "good" stalker. Families don't want their children lead by or exposed to such weak and toxic leaders. Families had to make the difficult choice to leave when Saint Bruno School began failing.
To the New Families, look at all these posts critically. Realize that the facts are straightforward. Look at what kind of people will be at Saint Bruno this year. There are some things parents can live with and some things that can't be ignored. If you are uncertain speak to Ms. Carvalho and Father Reardon. I hope they answer you and treat you like adults. If they don't respond to you on such important matters that shows what they care about you and your family. Continuing to keep faith in Ms. Carvalho and Father Reardon at this point is blind faith and only the Trinity deserve that from us.
It's amazing. You people act like the reason for all these problems is the "stalker". Quit lying and fooling yoirselves. The reason you all left the school was to prove a point, if you were so concerned about this "Stalker". You would have pulled your child in November. The truth is he was and always has been a non threat. What goes on in the lives of teachers and administration does not have to be disclosed to parents. Think about your new schools, look around, I wonder how many of those teachers, principals, or parents that work at the school have some sort of restraining order. At least we know this fat lethargic loser that has stalked Ms. Carvalho can barely walk let alone come to the school and threaten our children. Oh, and they did take excellent safety measures to protect our children. You people just had way to much hate in you heart to see it. SB is probably the safest school in Whittier. Please get over what happened last year, move on, and quit tormenting SB !!!
New family to SB

Los Angeles, CA

#748 Aug 23, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
A teacher, who felt threatened because of changes, sent an unauthorized email to all parents to scare them about a potential stalker. The stalker was categorized by a judge as non threatening. Teachers and staff rallied together to get parents upset and pushed to oust a new principal because she was demanding a higher level of performance and a passionate discipline policy.
Teachers and staff failed. Most of them decided to leave at the end of the year. Others were laid off. The "stalker" is not a threat to the principal, teachers or students. When the "stalker" didn't work to oust the principal, the entitled group of unprofessional teachers and unruly parents raised issue with everything that happened at school. Now most of the unprofessional staff are gone. The school has a positive and healthy atmosphere. Everyday students are enrolling for the new year.
God is Good. Peace be with you!
"most of the unprofessional staff are gone"....so some of the remaining staff are considered unprofessional? Why not a clean start with all new staff that will meet the standards of the new principal..?
numbers do not lie

Whittier, CA

#749 Aug 23, 2013
Sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>
It's amazing. You people act like the reason for all these problems is the "stalker". Quit lying and fooling yoirselves. The reason you all left the school was to prove a point, if you were so concerned about this "Stalker". You would have pulled your child in November. The truth is he was and always has been a non threat. What goes on in the lives of teachers and administration does not have to be disclosed to parents.
We don't know how many parents have restraining orders and it is not our business.

It became our business when he stepped on campus.

He's still out there and he may never come back but when someone is as unstable as he is you simply never know. You don't need to be in good shape to carry a gun. I wouldn't want to see any chance for collateral damage.

Let's not forget that the principals office and fathers office had buzzers to get it in. The principals office was the most protected area.

If our kids were first on the list for protection....why did it take a meeting for the admin to realize our children were completely exposed in daycare at the parish center? The door was always wide open, no cameras, no buzzers, no gates. Think about it parents.........who were they REALLY trying to protect.

It became apparent to us that our children were not their priority. That is the main reason for the mass exodus.

You keep saying we were complaining because of change. I don't remember anyone complaining before the admin decide to keep from us that our children were just feet away from a crazy man walking around the parish center and church.

St. Bruno's culture IS change. We've been through several principals that brought change. We all stayed and followed the rules.

Please look at the lawsuit on file and transcripts of the court case. The judge did change his opinion that the stalker was a dangerous person after ms. Carvalho met with him in chambers, alone. I don't know what was said but I thought it was very interesting that he changed his statements. I wonder why she couldn't fight for our children in court with transparency?

We didn't want to have to pull our children. We asked for extra security and we were denied. She kicked off duty parent volunteers off campus that were there, just in case.

Who does that? She walked around with two security guards but our children were denied extra security? Really, who does that?

The theme is she thinks of herself first and the children are an after thought.
Sunshine

Whittier, CA

#750 Aug 23, 2013
numbers do not lie wrote:
<quoted text>
We don't know how many parents have restraining orders and it is not our business.
It became our business when he stepped on campus.
He's still out there and he may never come back but when someone is as unstable as he is you simply never know. You don't need to be in good shape to carry a gun. I wouldn't want to see any chance for collateral damage.
Let's not forget that the principals office and fathers office had buzzers to get it in. The principals office was the most protected area.
If our kids were first on the list for protection....why did it take a meeting for the admin to realize our children were completely exposed in daycare at the parish center? The door was always wide open, no cameras, no buzzers, no gates. Think about it parents.........who were they REALLY trying to protect.
It became apparent to us that our children were not their priority. That is the main reason for the mass exodus.
You keep saying we were complaining because of change. I don't remember anyone complaining before the admin decide to keep from us that our children were just feet away from a crazy man walking around the parish center and church.
St. Bruno's culture IS change. We've been through several principals that brought change. We all stayed and followed the rules.
Please look at the lawsuit on file and transcripts of the court case. The judge did change his opinion that the stalker was a dangerous person after ms. Carvalho met with him in chambers, alone. I don't know what was said but I thought it was very interesting that he changed his statements. I wonder why she couldn't fight for our children in court with transparency?
We didn't want to have to pull our children. We asked for extra security and we were denied. She kicked off duty parent volunteers off campus that were there, just in case.
Who does that? She walked around with two security guards but our children were denied extra security? Really, who does that?
The theme is she thinks of herself first and the children are an after thought.
Get over yourself. You are spreading vicious lies and you know it.if you really think all that protection was for her alone then you need your head examined. Like I stated before, if you were so concerned with the "stalker" and your children's safety you would have pulled them out of school in November, not waited till the end of school. That is quite a bit of time for this "stalker" to come in and harm your children. Let's face it, if there was no "stalker" you cry babies would have found another reason for a mass exodus of the school and you know it. The "stalker" is just an easy out for you all!!!!
numbers do not lie

Los Angeles, CA

#751 Aug 23, 2013
Sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>
Get over yourself. You are spreading vicious lies and you know it.if you really think all that protection was for her alone then you need your head examined. Like I stated before, if you were so concerned with the "stalker" and your children's safety you would have pulled them out of school in November, not waited till the end of school. That is quite a bit of time for this "stalker" to come in and harm your children. Let's face it, if there was no "stalker" you cry babies would have found another reason for a mass exodus of the school and you know it. The "stalker" is just an easy out for you all!!!!
Am I lying??? You must not have been at the meeting when they couldn't answer why daycare wasn't protected. You should get your facts straight.

Look at court transcripts he was on campus. If you think I'm lying then tell parents to do their research. It's a simple way to expose who's lying.

You are right I'm sure carvalho's indifference towards the children would have come out sooner or later and parents would eventually leave. The difference between Carvalho and past principals is simply that she doesn't care about our kids.
Just the facts

Downey, CA

#752 Aug 23, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Remember..the stalker is not an issue. That is clear and done. You keep repeating the same thing because you are not well. God is Good. Let go. Have Peace.
It's clear and done??? Because you or a judge says so? He's still out there and the new and old parents need to know that. Let them make the decision that their children are not in danger, not you or even a judge, for that matter!
Just the facts

Downey, CA

#753 Aug 23, 2013
Sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>
Get over yourself. You are spreading vicious lies and you know it.if you really think all that protection was for her alone then you need your head examined. Like I stated before, if you were so concerned with the "stalker" and your children's safety you would have pulled them out of school in November, not waited till the end of school. That is quite a bit of time for this "stalker" to come in and harm your children. Let's face it, if there was no "stalker" you cry babies would have found another reason for a mass exodus of the school and you know it. The "stalker" is just an easy out for you all!!!!
Sunshine, it's time for you to give it up! It's so obvious that you are filled with hate. You have nothing to offer this site but your bullying tactics which are going nowhere and really not helping you. Remember everyone, do your research; it will help you make an informed decision!
Lol

United States

#754 Aug 23, 2013
Sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>
Get over yourself. You are spreading vicious lies and you know it.if you really think all that protection was for her alone then you need your head examined. Like I stated before, if you were so concerned with the "stalker" and your children's safety you would have pulled them out of school in November, not waited till the end of school. That is quite a bit of time for this "stalker" to come in and harm your children. Let's face it, if there was no "stalker" you cry babies would have found another reason for a mass exodus of the school and you know it. The "stalker" is just an easy out for you all!!!!
St. Bruno's Sucks!!!!! That school is a joke! And all the parents telling you otherwise either work there or are getting their tuition for free! Period.

Seek your truth through the papers and media links that were posted. Principal hasn't called you back? Hmmm... That should tell you right there what your walking in to.
hmmmm

Downey, CA

#755 Aug 23, 2013
Sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>
It's amazing. You people act like the reason for all these problems is the "stalker". Quit lying and fooling yoirselves. The reason you all left the school was to prove a point, if you were so concerned about this "Stalker". You would have pulled your child in November. The truth is he was and always has been a non threat. What goes on in the lives of teachers and administration does not have to be disclosed to parents. Think about your new schools, look around, I wonder how many of those teachers, principals, or parents that work at the school have some sort of restraining order. At least we know this fat lethargic loser that has stalked Ms. Carvalho can barely walk let alone come to the school and threaten our children. Oh, and they did take excellent safety measures to protect our children. You people just had way to much hate in you heart to see it. SB is probably the safest school in Whittier. Please get over what happened last year, move on, and quit tormenting SB !!!
The stalker is one reason, along with all the other reasons that parents withdrew their children. If the stalker is soooo not a threat. what was the point Ms.Carvalho's "not her bodyguard" bodyguard. I think sunshine is on the payroll, or is going to be.
What a joke

Whittier, CA

#756 Aug 23, 2013
Sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>
It's amazing. You people act like the reason for all these problems is the "stalker". Quit lying and fooling yoirselves. The reason you all left the school was to prove a point, if you were so concerned about this "Stalker". You would have pulled your child in November. The truth is he was and always has been a non threat. What goes on in the lives of teachers and administration does not have to be disclosed to parents. Think about your new schools, look around, I wonder how many of those teachers, principals, or parents that work at the school have some sort of restraining order. At least we know this fat lethargic loser that has stalked Ms. Carvalho can barely walk let alone come to the school and threaten our children. Oh, and they did take excellent safety measures to protect our children. You people just had way to much hate in you heart to see it. SB is probably the safest school in Whittier. Please get over what happened last year, move on, and quit tormenting SB !!!
This "Sunshine" person has to be a joke. No one could be that ignorant or hypocritical . How could a person be so mean and then end their comment with "God is good?" So pathetic!

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