Former Teacher at Dr. C.F. Cannon PS (previously located on Emerald Avenue in Oshawa) charged with a historical sex assault on a minor.

Posted On Friday July 12, 2019

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) confirms that a former teacher who worked at Dr. C.F. Cannon Public School when the school was located on Emerald Avenue in Oshawa has been charged by the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) with Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference and Invitation to Sexual Touching. The alleged incident reportedly occurred in 1996. The teacher in question worked at Dr. C.F. Cannon PS until 1999 and has since retired. Upon retirement in 1999, the accused was also a supply teacher until 2012 at various schools throughout the board.

Additional information is provided in the DRPS press release below.

The DDSB has cooperated with the Durham Regional Police Service throughout the investigation. We will continue to work with our community partners until this investigation is concluded. Any former students or parents/guardians with information relating to the case are directed to contact the officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Sean McConnell at 1-888-579-1520 ext.5324.

At the Durham District School Board, the safety and well-being of our students and staff remains our number one priority. We express our serious concerns regarding these allegations and condemn any abuse by an adult in a position of authority with a young person.

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The DDSB employs over 6,900 teaching and educational services staff. With 133 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, the DDSB accommodates more than 70,000 regular day students and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses. More information can be found on the DDSB’s website at Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DurhamDSB and YouTube at DurhamDSB.