We hope charges filed recently against a former employee of Holy Redeemer Christian Academy, accused of having sexual contact with a minor at the school, will not have a lasting negative impact on the reputation and mission of the school and of the church the school is named after.
The man accused of the deplorable act, Jason Price—who was a teacher’s aid at Holy Redeemer Academy—has been charged with having sexual relations with a teen girl and sending photos that depicted sexual situations to other students.
Unfortunately the headlines of such incidents overshadow the good work Holy Redeemer Academy and other schools—public and private—do on a daily basis to take students labeled as “at risk” and turn them into stellar scholars who will be the future leaders of our community.
We’re glad the church and its pastor, Bishop Sedgwick Daniels quickly dealt with the matter by firing Price immediately upon hearing of his transgressions.
We hope and pray it doesn’t become the first thing parents think of when considering a quality school to send their children to. The school and church have done an exemplary job providing solid academics and raising the self-esteem of the students it serves.
We’re confident justice will be done and Price receives the punishment he deserves. As for Holy Redeemer, we’re equally confident the school will survive this set-back and continue to produce graduates our community can be proud of.