College Stanislas fires teacher accused of sex crimes

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Colège Stanislas fires teacher accused of sex crimes

Alexandre Gagné, who taught at Stanislas College, is notably accused of sexual assault and exploitation.

Stanislas College said on Wednesday that it fired Alexandre Gagne, an economics teacher facing 15 sexual charges.

The 48-year-old man, who allegedly killed seven young people between 2019 and 2022, is no longer employed by the College, said a statement from the school located in the Outremont borough. , specifying that the criminal records of all staff members are checked.

The College, which says it is shaken by the nature of Mr. Gagné's behavior, announced on Tuesday the suspension of the teacher.

“We would like to reaffirm our commitment to ensuring a healthy and safe study and work environment , free from all forms of harassment and violence of any kind. »

— Thomas Saène, Principal and Director General of Collège Stanislas

Mr. Gagné, who appeared at the Montreal courthouse on Tuesday, faces 15 counts, namely: sexual exploitation, sexual assault, lures, threats, indecent acts, distribution of child pornography, making available to a child sexually explicit material, extortion and distribution of cannabis.

In a letter to parents, Thomas Saène, Principal and Director General of Collège Stanislas, says the establishment has mobilized teaching and educational teams to respond to the concerns of students of all ages.

Still according to Mr. Saène, a help and support unit […] has been set up today to allow students to express themselves if they feel the need.

The revelations about Mr. Gagné also caused another school, Collège Jean-Eudes, to react on Wednesday, where the teacher worked from 2007 to 2014. The management of the College did not not been informed of wrongdoing on the part of Mr. Gagné while he was employed there, said the general manager of the establishment, Dominic Blanchette, in a press release.

Finally, he invites former students or staff members to contact the authorities or management if they wish to share information or testimonials on this subject.

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