Wednesday, April 4, 2018

8 Schools: Former Montgomery County school aide charged with abuse of 7-year-old

Police have accused a former school aide in Maryland of sexually abusing a female student who as a second-grader allegedly searched for candy in the aide’s pants pocket and touched his genitals.
Hector Hermes Lagos Toro, 58, was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor and a third degree-sex offense for the alleged conduct at Stedwick Elementary School — the latest in a line of onetime Montgomery County school system employees accused of inappropriate contact with students.

Toro, who worked for the Montgomery County school system for more than a decade as a classroom aide and lunch-hour assistant, left the system in 2012 and is a longtime Spanish-language teacher at extracurricular foreign language programs across the county...
...Most recently, Toro worked as a Spanish-language instructor for before- and after-school foreign language programs run out of county elementary schools — one called FLES and the other, Foreign Language for Kids.
Since 2000, he worked with the FLES program operated by Big Learning, which was created by Montgomery’s countywide council of PTAs. This school year, he taught with FLES at Potomac Elementary and at Thurgood Marshall Elementary and Whetstone Elementary, both in Gaithersburg.
Since 2015, he also worked for Foreign Language for Kids, an educational company in Potomac, through which he taught at schools including Wilson Wims Elementary in Clarksburg, Carderock Springs Elementary in Bethesda and Seven Locks Elementary in Potomac.


  1. Is any one up the food chain going to be held accountable?
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
    Albert Einstein

    1. Anon @ 3:38....don't worry! Parents at the closed, no media meeting at Cloverly last night were told good old Andy Zuckerman is in charge of fixing all this. Granted, he is the one who was in charge of it all the past 6 years, but I really think he will do better now that NOTHING has gotten better. So it's really good they kept him in charge. You may want to fix your quote. This is more appropriate, "MCPS Way: doing the same thing over and over again and being happy with the same results". There. I fixed it.

    2. "You're in good hands with MCPS, but sometimes all you get is a finger."


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