School knew that Wilson was emotionally and verbally abuse with students
Kim Wilson, former teacher at Del Paso Heights and Twin Rivers Unified School District, is now accused of sexually abusing five students, some as young as six to eight-years-old. Some of the charges are supported by video evidence uncovered. The criminal complaint was amended following a lengthy investigation.
On January 23, 2023, Wilson was placed on leave by the District after he was arrested following a former student’s November 2022 report of sexual abuse. The law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard represents the former student in a civil lawsuit filed by attorney Lauren Cerri on her behalf.
Based on a California Public Records Act request by the law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, internal school emails uncovered additional red-flag behavior by Wilson and disturbing information.
In Feb of 2020, school officials received reports from fifth grade students that Wilson was verbally and emotionally abusive.
An investigation revealed that Wilson had called an African American student a "burnt cockroach" and had an overweight student stand next to a picture of Big Chungus, a meme of a chunky version of the cartoon character Bugs Bunny, and asked other students if they looked alike.
Other disturbing allegations against Wilson included:
- Swearing with words like “bullshit, Shut the fuck up, leave the class bitch . . . “
- Spraying students d in the chest and face with a water bottle
- Calling students pigs and hippos
In addition to student complaints, a parent also raised concerns about Wilson's lack of professionalism.
Wilson was written up and reprimanded for violating the California Standards for Teaching Profession but not terminated. Wilson denied the allegations and blamed students by saying they held a grudge against him.
One year later, in April of 2021, Wilson was placed on leave pending another investigation.
He was accused of continuing his comments about weight, swearing, and using a racially charged pejorative word.
The accusation included writing the "N" word on the blackboard and asking an African American student if he would be offended if someone called that student the N word.
The district investigation found that Wilson violated the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and was given a letter of reprimand.
In a form submitted to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the District reported that the abuse occurred on school property and that police collected evidence from the media room at Del Paso Heights Elementary School along with Wilson's home.
“Based on our investigation thus far, we believe Wilson is a serial predator and that the school failed to supervise Wilson. Had they supervised Wilson, they would have seen his abusive behavior towards young students and would never have put him in a position to continue that abusive behavior, be it emotional or sexual. We are asking parents and former students of Wilson to contact us if they have more information,” says Attorney Lauren Cerri who represents the victim. Please call Ms. Cerri at 408-289-1417 or reach her by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org