SEVEN LAWSUITS ALLEGE SEXUAL ABUSE OF STUDENTS BY FORMER HOLLAND TEACHER. Alleged crimes took place during 1970s, 1980s
December 22, 2020
HOLLAND, N.Y. — It’s a small, tight-knit community about 40 minutes south of the city.
But now Holland is under the microscope.
The Holland Central School District is facing seven lawsuits under the New York Child Victims Act. Filed in early summer, the lawsuits involve alleged sexual abuse during the late 1970s and early 1980s — all tied to former middle school math teacher Carl Penziul.
“There were so many red flags here,” said attorney Jeff Herman, who filed the lawsuits. “So many times that we believe it was known.