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

There are 1333 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from Feb 22, 2013, titled Stalker case leads to lawsuit against St. Bruno, principal and archdiocese. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

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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Done

Van Nuys, CA

#331 Jun 20, 2013
New Family at SBS wrote:
See, you just can't help yourself. Using your name on this site is another example of such narcissism. Your comment proves that. Go to your new school and leave the SBS community alone.
<quoted text>
You cannot rationalize with irrational people. Oh, yeah, you forgot to say you will pray for the people who have differing views. Or, dare I say it, has the facade of Christianity worn off? If you are tired of reading the "narcissistic" comments move on to another blog.
heart broken

Whittier, CA

#332 Jun 20, 2013
Anthony, thank you for putting yourself out there and being honest with your feelings. You are right, we have to learn from the past to protect the future. We all have a stake in this simply because we are Catholics. The archdiocese needs to put the kids first and when the majority of families are crying for help there is a problem. Again, thank you for your insight and honesty. We all could learn from you.
Past parent and teacher

Wake Forest, NC

#333 Jun 20, 2013
Anthony wrote:
Simply amazing…it was as if Nero was watching Rome burn and all he did was play his violin as if nothing wrong was taking place. An amazing place was allowed to fall apart, families divided, long time relationships severed at the core. And none of these so called leaders stepped in to mend the wounds they have caused. Yet instead…. They did nothing… their lack of action said it all. We have lost a lot of good families and a lot of great children…yet those who caused this unrest still remain in their positions. As a member of a large organization I cannot phantom how they still remain. The bickering needs to cease…the truth have been told and it will be reaffirmed in a court of law. Once the discovery portion is completed…including the depositions, it will all be out in the open. My humble prediction is that the “church” will offer a settlement for the employment violations (believe me there were plenty, you can argue “private school,” but employment law trumps that argument), with a gag order. That is how “they” do it.
The plaintiffs need to reject that offer and take it to the “box” of the public scrutiny. Those who showed poor judgment in their administrative/leadership need to be reassigned. In the end there will be no winners and no losers…just children who were denied the opportunity to experience a complete lower level catholic education at one school, as I was so fortunate to have received. Isn’t that what we all wanted? Up until a stranger came to town and ensured that we would never have that. I stood up at that meeting and said..“absolute power will lead to absolute corruption”..and I stand by those words. In this case I believe this has been the case. You all know who I am…and I hold no ill will toward anyone. Yes SBS needs to move forward..however..NEVER forget the past so that you ensure that history repeats itself. God speed and fight the good fight.
Anthony,
Your words are the best said of all the blogs! I worked at SB for many years and my children graduated from there, so all this mess is very upsetting. I do believe the administration is going to be short lived after court proceedings but it is too bad that the damage has been done. The children were never a priority in Carvalho's agenda and that has to stop!
Seriously

Scottsdale, AZ

#334 Jun 20, 2013
Happy to be staying wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL. I just met the VP for the first time yesterday. Seriously, get a life and move along. There is no need to feel sorry for us. I actually do feel sorry for you.
Since you met her, now which school have you enrolled your child. When I met her I decided to move my child along with the other 199 children
Pops

Scottsdale, AZ

#335 Jun 20, 2013
Bruno was warned by Carvahlo's previous school about her poor behavior. The parents informed many of us the turmoil and baggage that she bares. It is now upon us. Bruno keep praying to God for her removal; her previous schools prayers were answered. God moved her to Whittier now lets all pray to God he decided to move her to Las Vegas, remember they are hiring teachers on Las Vegas
Keyser Soze

Los Angeles, CA

#336 Jun 20, 2013
Did someone call for me?
heart broken

Whittier, CA

#337 Jun 20, 2013
What you see below is a blog from a 24 year old St. Bruno Alumni.

I’m not sure why this stuff still surprises me but it does. How can one person’s actions create such sorrow, anger, broken friendships and a lost community? For the past 45 years, my family has been tied to this place, let’s call it a playground. My mother and her four siblings, my sister and I and our seven cousins and many of our friends have played at this playground. Now this wasn’t your ordinary playground, this was the best playground. Monkey bars, swings, tunnels, ladders, teeter-totters, you name it…and only the best kids played here. It was like a tradition. But one day, a bully arrived at the playground and turned it upside-down. A few kids sided with her, only because they were scared. The others who challenged her, questioned her and didn’t quite agree with her were kicked off the playground. The playground split down the middle faster than you could slide down the slide. Friendships were ruined, kids who did stay were not having fun and other kids started leaving voluntarily and playing on other playgrounds. But what this bully didn’t realize is that behind each of those kids who left the playground are families. Families who used to play there when they were kids, families like mine. We have invested so much time, passion, joy and traditions into this playground. She doesn’t understand the ties that the families have to that school and what traditions lived there. Nineteen years later and I am still best friends with some of the kids I met at that playground. I’m not really sure how she can ever rebuild the playground, even if she wanted to. So what is a playground with no kids playing at it? Rusty old bars and sawdust. How much fun could that be?
So Sad

Whittier, CA

#338 Jun 20, 2013
heart broken wrote:
What you see below is a blog from a 24 year old St. Bruno Alumni.
I’m not sure why this stuff still surprises me but it does. How can one person’s actions create such sorrow, anger, broken friendships and a lost community? For the past 45 years, my family has been tied to this place, let’s call it a playground. My mother and her four siblings, my sister and I and our seven cousins and many of our friends have played at this playground. Now this wasn’t your ordinary playground, this was the best playground. Monkey bars, swings, tunnels, ladders, teeter-totters, you name it…and only the best kids played here. It was like a tradition. But one day, a bully arrived at the playground and turned it upside-down. A few kids sided with her, only because they were scared. The others who challenged her, questioned her and didn’t quite agree with her were kicked off the playground. The playground split down the middle faster than you could slide down the slide. Friendships were ruined, kids who did stay were not having fun and other kids started leaving voluntarily and playing on other playgrounds. But what this bully didn’t realize is that behind each of those kids who left the playground are families. Families who used to play there when they were kids, families like mine. We have invested so much time, passion, joy and traditions into this playground. She doesn’t understand the ties that the families have to that school and what traditions lived there. Nineteen years later and I am still best friends with some of the kids I met at that playground. I’m not really sure how she can ever rebuild the playground, even if she wanted to. So what is a playground with no kids playing at it? Rusty old bars and sawdust. How much fun could that be?
Wow...that's deep and oh so true!
Pot of Gold

Irvine, CA

#339 Jun 20, 2013
My family is brand new to the school. We keep hearing these stories, true or not that may be heartfelt, but for our children's sake, you must move on and we need to move forward. I tried to enroll my oldest child who is now HS age, years ago when your children were on that playground, but I was warned because of controlling parent behavior and a turnover in principals. I see why now, after reading such vindictive, mean, bullying comments by the same people I was warned about. Guess what, now my family has a new beginning for my children at this school because parents who were so called playing on the playground have left. Now my family and others starting at St. Bruno and staying are asking your families to leave peacefully and let the school recover. Your thoughts of failure mean nothing to the new families. Just leave the school alone and remember your good times playing in the playground. Now it's my children's turn and others who wish to remain hopeful things will recover. How we do that is supporting the principal and her current staff. It's our so called problem now, not yours!!!
heart broken wrote:
What you see below is a blog from a 24 year old St. Bruno Alumni.
I’m not sure why this stuff still surprises me but it does. How can one person’s actions create such sorrow, anger, broken friendships and a lost community? For the past 45 years, my family has been tied to this place, let’s call it a playground. My mother and her four siblings, my sister and I and our seven cousins and many of our friends have played at this playground. Now this wasn’t your ordinary playground, this was the best playground. Monkey bars, swings, tunnels, ladders, teeter-totters, you name it…and only the best kids played here. It was like a tradition. But one day, a bully arrived at the playground and turned it upside-down. A few kids sided with her, only because they were scared. The others who challenged her, questioned her and didn’t quite agree with her were kicked off the playground. The playground split down the middle faster than you could slide down the slide. Friendships were ruined, kids who did stay were not having fun and other kids started leaving voluntarily and playing on other playgrounds. But what this bully didn’t realize is that behind each of those kids who left the playground are families. Families who used to play there when they were kids, families like mine. We have invested so much time, passion, joy and traditions into this playground. She doesn’t understand the ties that the families have to that school and what traditions lived there. Nineteen years later and I am still best friends with some of the kids I met at that playground. I’m not really sure how she can ever rebuild the playground, even if she wanted to. So what is a playground with no kids playing at it? Rusty old bars and sawdust. How much fun could that be?
Sunshine

Costa Mesa, CA

#340 Jun 20, 2013
Anthony wrote:
Simply amazing…it was as if Nero was watching Rome burn and all he did was play his violin as if nothing wrong was taking place. An amazing place was allowed to fall apart, families divided, long time relationships severed at the core. And none of these so called leaders stepped in to mend the wounds they have caused. Yet instead…. They did nothing… their lack of action said it all. We have lost a lot of good families and a lot of great children…yet those who caused this unrest still remain in their positions. As a member of a large organization I cannot phantom how they still remain. The bickering needs to cease…the truth have been told and it will be reaffirmed in a court of law. Once the discovery portion is completed…including the depositions, it will all be out in the open. My humble prediction is that the “church” will offer a settlement for the employment violations (believe me there were plenty, you can argue “private school,” but employment law trumps that argument), with a gag order. That is how “they” do it.
The plaintiffs need to reject that offer and take it to the “box” of the public scrutiny. Those who showed poor judgment in their administrative/leadership need to be reassigned. In the end there will be no winners and no losers…just children who were denied the opportunity to experience a complete lower level catholic education at one school, as I was so fortunate to have received. Isn’t that what we all wanted? Up until a stranger came to town and ensured that we would never have that. I stood up at that meeting and said..“absolute power will lead to absolute corruption”..and I stand by those words. In this case I believe this has been the case. You all know who I am…and I hold no ill will toward anyone. Yes SBS needs to move forward..however..NEVER forget the past so that you ensure that history repeats itself. God speed and fight the good fight.
Hey Anthony...just curious, are you an attorney? You sound to me like quite a know it all. i would really appreciate it if you would go spread all of your knowledge at your new school and leave SBS alone. we will rebuild, and be okay without your family and all of your knowledge.
Sunshine

Costa Mesa, CA

#341 Jun 20, 2013
Pot of Gold wrote:
My family is brand new to the school. We keep hearing these stories, true or not that may be heartfelt, but for our children's sake, you must move on and we need to move forward. I tried to enroll my oldest child who is now HS age, years ago when your children were on that playground, but I was warned because of controlling parent behavior and a turnover in principals. I see why now, after reading such vindictive, mean, bullying comments by the same people I was warned about. Guess what, now my family has a new beginning for my children at this school because parents who were so called playing on the playground have left. Now my family and others starting at St. Bruno and staying are asking your families to leave peacefully and let the school recover. Your thoughts of failure mean nothing to the new families. Just leave the school alone and remember your good times playing in the playground. Now it's my children's turn and others who wish to remain hopeful things will recover. How we do that is supporting the principal and her current staff. It's our so called problem now, not yours!!!
<quoted text>
Totally agree with you. thank you so much for your positive feedback. I feel exactly the same way, and am so happy to see that there are so many returning parents out there that share the same feelings.
So Sad

Whittier, CA

#342 Jun 20, 2013
Pot of Gold wrote:
My family is brand new to the school. We keep hearing these stories, true or not that may be heartfelt, but for our children's sake, you must move on and we need to move forward. I tried to enroll my oldest child who is now HS age, years ago when your children were on that playground, but I was warned because of controlling parent behavior and a turnover in principals. I see why now, after reading such vindictive, mean, bullying comments by the same people I was warned about. Guess what, now my family has a new beginning for my children at this school because parents who were so called playing on the playground have left. Now my family and others starting at St. Bruno and staying are asking your families to leave peacefully and let the school recover. Your thoughts of failure mean nothing to the new families. Just leave the school alone and remember your good times playing in the playground. Now it's my children's turn and others who wish to remain hopeful things will recover. How we do that is supporting the principal and her current staff. It's our so called problem now, not yours!!!
<quoted text>
You really believe St, Bruno had 200 bullying and mean families....because that's how many families are leaving. Think about it...
Anthony

Los Angeles, CA

#343 Jun 20, 2013
Gee...another one who hides in the shadows and throws stones...another cowardly act (use your name). My working knowledge of workplace issues/law comes from working knowledge, an advanced education and research. You should try it sometime. Education is enlightening. AS a VP you should know that. TOMA !!!!!
Another True SBS Parent

Riverside, CA

#344 Jun 20, 2013
Good response Sunshine. That guy is so arrogant he will claim anything to be the big man on campus. Leader of the cult!
Sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Anthony...just curious, are you an attorney? You sound to me like quite a know it all. i would really appreciate it if you would go spread all of your knowledge at your new school and leave SBS alone. we will rebuild, and be okay without your family and all of your knowledge.
Anthony

Los Angeles, CA

#345 Jun 20, 2013
Another True SBS Parent wrote:
Good response Sunshine. That guy is so arrogant he will claim anything to be the big man on campus. Leader of the cult!
<quoted text>
Again...another COWARD....that dark corner is going to get crowded. I hope you all filled your pockets with a lot of stones.....keep throwing them...opps...you missed...try again... COWARDS use your real name
Still another SBS Parent

Riverside, CA

#346 Jun 20, 2013
You can't help yourself. Blah! Blah! Blah! Nobody cares about your so called education. Take it and your groupies to your new school. See if those existing parents or administration care about your education or so called working knowledge, because we as current SBS parents DO NOT CARE! Leave SBS alone! Move on! Bye! Bye! Oh, by the way, this is not the VP. I know it's hard for you to believe there are some parents out there that will stand up to you, but we will. You are no longer a part of SBS so leave already!!!
Anthony wrote:
Gee...another one who hides in the shadows and throws stones...another cowardly act (use your name). My working knowledge of workplace issues/law comes from working knowledge, an advanced education and research. You should try it sometime. Education is enlightening. AS a VP you should know that. TOMA !!!!!
Anthony

Los Angeles, CA

#347 Jun 20, 2013
Another True SBS Parent wrote:
Good response Sunshine. That guy is so arrogant he will claim anything to be the big man on campus. Leader of the cult!
<quoted text>
Gee...another one who hides in the shadows and throws stones...another cowardly act (use your name). My working knowledge of workplace issues/law comes from working knowledge, an advanced education and research. You should try it sometime. Education is enlightening. AS a VP you should know that. TOMA !!!!!
Anthony

Los Angeles, CA

#348 Jun 20, 2013
Still another SBS Parent wrote:
You can't help yourself. Blah! Blah! Blah! Nobody cares about your so called education. Take it and your groupies to your new school. See if those existing parents or administration care about your education or so called working knowledge, because we as current SBS parents DO NOT CARE! Leave SBS alone! Move on! Bye! Bye! Oh, by the way, this is not the VP. I know it's hard for you to believe there are some parents out there that will stand up to you, but we will. You are no longer a part of SBS so leave already!!!
<quoted text>
Hey kid...I was answering a question posed by "sunshine"...so get it straight....and keep hiding behind your screen name...COWARD
Truth Hurts

Riverside, CA

#349 Jun 20, 2013
A little hot under the collar! So typical of narcissistic behavior. You are so predictable.
MOVE ON!
Anthony wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey kid...I was answering a question posed by "sunshine"...so get it straight....and keep hiding behind your screen name...COWARD
Really Now

Van Nuys, CA

#350 Jun 20, 2013
Still another SBS Parent wrote:
You can't help yourself. Blah! Blah! Blah! Nobody cares about your so called education. Take it and your groupies to your new school. See if those existing parents or administration care about your education or so called working knowledge, because we as current SBS parents DO NOT CARE! Leave SBS alone! Move on! Bye! Bye! Oh, by the way, this is not the VP. I know it's hard for you to believe there are some parents out there that will stand up to you, but we will. You are no longer a part of SBS so leave already!!!
<quoted text>
Tsk tsk, you are getting so bothered by this. Why continue to torture yourself and keep reading the blog? could it be you and your "groupies" are afraid more parents will be enlightened by the truth? Your rantings will not force anyone from speaking the truth. Nice try Kinini, Lol!!

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