Pinewood Prep releases statement regarding ReVille lawsuit

Skip ReVille
Skip ReVille

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The chairman of the board of trustees for Pinewood Preparatory School released a statment on Monday denying any knowledge or wrongdoing as alleged in a lawsuit filed in December concerning the actions of former teacher Skip ReVille.

The lawsuit in question, filed by Motley Rice, alleges that both former headmaster Glyn Cowlishaw and the school "attempted to protect the reputation of Pinewood by engaging in a conspiracy of silence and failing to report ReVille to law enforcement."

ReVille is facing numerous counts of sexual assault from a variety of law-enforcement agencies in the Lowcountry.

Dr. James Mann stated:

I'm confident that Pinewood, Glyn Cowlishaw, nor any officer, or employee of the school, had any knowledge or was aware of any wrongdoing regarding the allegations in the ongoing criminal probe of Skip ReVille," said Mann. "These complaints are unfounded and without merit. Mr. ReVille was terminated solely for his failure to teach at the academic level that we expect from our teaching staff and is expected by the families who have sent their children to Pinewood for more than 60 years. Those who claim that Mr. ReVille was terminated for any other reasons are misleading and wrong. The Pinewood staff will continue to cooperate with criminal investigators and provide information as requested by police.

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