Carrabassett Valley Academy Sued by the Family of a Former Student 

A private Maine school that specializes in educating promising young skiers and snowboarders has been sued by the family of a former student who had sex with a coach when she was 16. The suit against Carrabassett Valley Academy was filed in Maine District Court last month. The Kennebec Journal, reports that the lawsuit alleges the school was aware that the 19-year-old coach had “an intimate affair” with another student and “kept him on as coach, rejecting efforts by coaches to dismiss him … as a danger to students.” The suit says the coach had sex with the girl while at a school competition in Colorado in April 2011. Academy head Kate Punderson said the school reacted appropriately and fired the coach as soon as it learned of the relationship.