This is a tough one for sure. As a parent (though I no longer have school-age kids), I can understand the concern for the safety of the students and faculty and yes, Marv, any parent would put their own kids' well-being ahead of others. That said, many diocese hold policies that often include misogynistic attitudes, thereby putting women btwn a rock and a hard place on domestic.marital issues, and causing me to have a more cynical view of the school's decision.

Frankly, I fault the criminal justice system in this case. Chronic abusers like this should be taken totally off the societal grid and institutionalized be it penal or mental health for a minimum of five years. That alone would result in a more effective support system for victims of abuse and mitigate the risk to those within the victim's personal universe.