Mercersburg Academy, a private boarding school located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, has been the subject of multiple accusations of sexual abuse and harassment over the years. Some of the most high-profile accusations have involved former faculty members who were accused of sexually abusing students.
In 2017 a graduate of the academy came forward with allegations of sexual abuse against former teacher Paul Suerken, Suerken was an English teacher and also held several other positions at the school giving him unfettered access to children, including being dormitory dean, a cross-country coach and heavily involved in the school’s musical programming. Suerken died in 2010 after leaving the school in 1996 after decades of employment.
We know that other former students have since come forward as having been sexually abused at Mercersburg Academy and we want you to know that you are not alone. The Academy failed in its duty to protect its students and therefore can and should be held accountable. A civil lawsuit can help do just that, our skilled and experienced lawyers can get you the information, justice, and support you deserve.