January 10, 2006

State board to decide on ex-priestís principal license

OHIO
Toledo Blade

The Ohio Board of Education today will consider permanently revoking the school principal license of Dennis Gray, a former priest who worked as a dean at Toledo Public Schoolsí Rogers High School.

Mr. Gray voluntarily surrendered his certificates on Dec. 12.

The former cleric left the priesthood in 1987 and was later hired as a dean of students in Toledo Public Schools. Mr. Gray was accused in nine lawsuits filed in 2002 of abusing and raping boys at his cottage in Michigan in the 1980s.

After The Blade revealed accusations from his past on Sept. 16, 2002, he was transferred by TPS to a job supervising janitors at night.

Posted by kshaw at January 10, 2006 11:34 AM