BROOKLINE — Faculty members and parents at the prestigious Park School are reeling following the arrest of a long-time Latin teacher on multiple charges of indecent assault and battery of a child under the age of 14 and a separate, second arrest of an employee on statutory rape charges.
Gregory Grote, a 65-year-old Roslindale resident who has taught at the private school for 26 years, was charged Monday with an assault that allegedly occurred last December. The victim was described by Brookline police as a former student at The Park School, a 125-year-old institution that serves prekindergarten through ninth grade.
“We know that this news is shocking and distressing,” Michael E. Robinson, the head of the 560-student school, wrote to parents this week. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.