Disagree with Sounder’s coverage

I strongly disagree with the journalistic choice you made to publish the victim’s statement in the Oct. 31 front page story entitled “Teacher charged with sexual misconduct.”

Especially when the next story concerning the case, on Nov. 6, states that the teacher has plead “not guilty.” I am also just guessing, but I would suspect that the victim did not know her statement would be published in the local newspaper.

The primary way I have known about what happened is through you, and I feel that neither the people involved, nor the community, benefited from the way you chose to publicize that tragic, and still in the allegation stage, story. From my perspective you made a very poor choice.

Kathi Ciskowski

Orcas Island