Administrator at Glenelg Country School resigns after allegation of sex with student

Principal at Glenelg Country School resigns after allegation of sex with student

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WBFF) - The upper school principal at a Howard County private school has been placed on leave after officials learned "of a credible allegation that he engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student in the early 2000s."

A letter sent to the Glenelg Country School community says Dr. Raymond Broderick, associate head of school and the head of upper school, was placed on leave last week.

Broderick was a science teacher at the time and resigned from the school earlier this week, according to the letter.

"Dr. Broderick was removed from campus, instructed not to have contact with any current or past members of the GCS community during the investigation, and given the opportunity to interview with investigators," said school Board of Trustees chairman Bradley H. Smith in the letter. "We are taking this situation extremely seriously, as the safety of the children placed in our charge – past and present – is our paramount responsibility."

The letter continued: "At this time, we have no information or reason to believe that anyone else in our community has or had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a GCS employee."

The school is starting to search for a new upper school principal.

Glenelg Country School is a non-sectarian private school with 750 students ages 2 through 12th grade, according to its website.

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