October 28, 2021
Hello Bridgeport Public School Community,
Earlier today, I received information from law enforcement of an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior made by a staff at the Bridgeport Military Academy. The investigation is of a serious nature; therefore, limited details can be made available at this time. As you are aware, student safety is our first priority. We have zero tolerance for any actions that compromise the safety and well-being of our students. Your support and cooperation in emphasizing this message is essential. The Bridgeport Public Schools has placed the staff member on administrative leave effective immediately while a full investigation is conducted. It is important for everyone to be aware that investigations of this type often lead to unfounded rumors. Please direct any questions and concerns to my office with the understanding that few details can be discussed at the present time.
I encourage all families to take a few moments to talk with your children and report any concerns you have to your school’s administration. The entire school community plays a critical role in ensuring a safe and secure school environment for our children. Our support staff is always available to any student who may wish to speak to someone. We have social workers and school counselors who will provide social and emotional support to students as well as connect families to additional resources in the community. I can assure you that the district is fully cooperating with the police as they conduct their investigation. I will update you if any pertinent information becomes available.
Michael J. Testani
Superintendent of Schools