January 21, 2005

Victims' group holds protest at high school


By Karen Robes
Staff writer

BELLFLOWER Supporters of sexual abuse victims staged a protest Thursday at St. John Bosco High School.

About 10 members of SNAP, or Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, stood on the sidewalk in front of the campus at 13640 Bellflower Blvd. at 12:30 p.m. and handed out leaflets to students leaving school the day was shortened for exams and waiting parents.

The group also delivered a letter to Bosco Principal Patrick Lee naming clergy formerly affiliated with the high school who are accused in a sexual abuse lawsuit.

"Our worry is that school officials may not have been informed of who these priests are," said Mary Grant, a Long Beach resident and southwest regional director of SNAP. "We're worried of child molesters who might be working there now."

Grant said she was not aware of any sexual offenders still working at Bosco.

Posted by kshaw at January 21, 2005 03:49 AM