Alleged sexual misconduct at St. John’s Prep

December 31, 2003
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Danvers Herald

Michelle P. Mastronardi / Mmastron@Cnc.Com
Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Brother resigns in wake of accusation

A high-profile member of the staff at St. John’s Preparatory School has resigned after an allegation of inappropriate sexual conduct was made recently by a former student.

Director of Student Activities Brother George Donnelly, who has been on the staff for 20 years in both the history and guidance departments, submitted his resignation Dec. 29 to Headmaster Albert “Skip” Shannon.

Jamie Vetro, a 1988 graduate and good friend, described Donnelly as having a very good rapport with students. Vetro did not believe the accusation.

Donnelly denied the allegation of misconduct, which was supposed to have occurred 10 years ago, in a letter dated Dec. 29 sent to parents, students and colleagues.