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Colorado school district hires former FBI agent for inquiry

Posted at 7:49 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 21:49:40-05

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) — A Colorado school district hired a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent to conduct an investigation into a high school’s culture related to student claims of sexual harassment or sexual assault.

The Steamboat Springs School District hired Jane Quimby of Quimby and Associates in Grand Junction to investigate complaints that female students were not being heard or protected by administrators, The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported Monday.

District officials also announced Steamboat Springs High School Principal Kevin Taulman has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

Quimby served as a FBI special agent for 20 years and is an attorney and a former high school and college teacher, officials said.

Quimby will report to the school district’s attorneys, Caplan & Earnest, and not to Superintendent Brad Meeks in order to strengthen the integrity of the investigation, officials said.

Steamboat Springs Middle School Principal Heidi Chapman-Hoy will serve as interim high school principal in addition to her current role, officials said.