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Written Up for Harassment One Day, Hired as a Substitute the Next
Another odd moment in the Julian Willis matter
J425 previously reported that even prior to hiring Willis in September of 2022, MSD was aware of Willis criminal record, which included domestic violence, assault, multiple theft charges and more.
Compounding matters, the district gave Willis further responsibility in December of 2022, approving him for substitute teaching one day after a female student complained about Willis’ inappropriate behavior. Court documents state that Willis was approved by MSD as an “emergency substitute” on December 7, 2022. That’s just one day after Willis was written up for harassment after he was caught hitting on a student as she exited a bathroom.
The Lynnwood Times was first to report that “Willis made a female student feel uncomfortable, complimenting her on her appearance as she left the bathroom.” The student complained to the administration and on December 6, Willis was written up, with the district directing Willis to “not engage students in a way that could be perceived as harassment and to not make any comments about a student or staff’s visual appearance,” as per board policy 5026 and 5025.
“Kamiak High School and the Mukilteo School District is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all our staff and students. We take any and all complaints about harassment or sexual misconduct very seriously,” the December 6 disciplinary report against Willis read.
And apparently they gave him access to the campus, students and those portables the very next day. At this point, he’d already had sex with a minor student at least once, violated the boundaries of another student, and multiple individuals including at least one coach were aware of serious rumors regarding Willis relationship with a female student.