Reported North Kingstown Coach Naked Fat Testing Timeline


1994 – Earliest incident of Thomas doing Naked fat testing
1999 – 2003 Student A subjected to Thomas Naked fat testing
2002 – 2006 Student C subjected to Thomas Naked fat testing
2005 – Athletic IQ schedule identifies Thomas fat testing
2006 – 2008 Student B subjected to Thomas Naked Fat Testing

2006 July 25 – Auditor General No Criminal activity in review of certain NKSD transactions
Cites “lack of written policies and procedures, weak internal controls and lack of follow-up”

2009 August – Reported to Superintendent Former Athletic Dir issues -Vending, Activity accounts and Athletic IQ biometric testing, including Thomas’ fat testing, to build commercial data base

  • August 25 – Athletic director resigns without explanation
    Athletic IQ dissolved no more biometric testing of students, including fat testing?

2010 December 21- State Police investigation of the former Athletic Director’s handling of student activity accounts – no criminal charges

2018 June – Student A reports to NKPD 1999 – 2003 Thomas Naked fat testing – NKPD to assign Task force

2018 Mid-August – Auger superintendent of the year award announced & School Blue Ribbon Award
2018 August – Student B Informs Auger 2006 – 2008 Naked Fat Testing at encounter outside of schools

August 2018 – Auger along with Fossa, Mancieri and Union Rep meet with Thomas “all fat testing to be done in the locker room, with 2 other adults present and students were not to be naked” (Note: Nov 16, 2021 SC mtg. Auger said he was not told students were naked)

Late 2018 – Fossa meets with all coaches to inform them of the new protocol

2018-2019 – NKHS Boys Basketball team won the Open Championship for the first time in school history (over 118 years).

Basketball team won the Division 1 State Title by defeating Hendricken.

2019 – Student X was subjected to Thomas naked fat testing

2021 February 12 – Student C emails Mancieri. Auger responds, “contact NKSD attorney Oliverio.”
Student C asks for help finding his own counsel before contacting NKSD attorney Oliverio, but never heard back from Auger or Mancieri

February 2021 – Student C askes Student A to corroborate that A had gone to NKPD in 2018 leading to student A conference call with Auger and Mancieri.

2021 February 23 – Thomas removed from bus on the way to a game. Explanation “sick leave?” Students brought food to his house.

February 24, 2021- SC meets (rumored they agree not renew his contract)

June 24 – Thomas resigns without explanation (rumored that SC made a deal with Thomas that when he left, he would never teach in RI again and was supposed to move to TX.)

August – NKSD reports to RIDE

September – Monsignor Clarke Elementary and Middle School calls NKHS for reference

September 28 – NKHS Blue Ribbon Award Announcement at School Committee Meeting

October 29 – TV News breaks story “Former RI high school coach suspended after AG confirms investigation”

November 5 – Monsignor Clarke Elementary and Middle School Clarke dismisses Thomas

Sept 2021 – December 2021

June 18 – Oliverio Report on Thomas Naked Fat Testing Delivered

June 22, 2021 “Executive Session pursuant to RIGL 42-46-4 for discussion of … III. Employee Job Performance pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5(a)(1) – Individuals have been notified including their right to have any discussion held in open session”
X. SC Approval of OFL RIDOH Grant, Healthy Bodies, Health Minds 1. SC Approval of OFL Grant from RIDOH, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds 6.22.21

June 24 – Thomas resigns without explanation (rumored that SC made a deal with Thomas that when he left, he would never teach in RI again and was supposed to move to TX.)

June 30th Whistleblower contacts Hildebran and 97 other people in NK including one town council member and another school committee member

July 22 Whistleblower contacts Hildebran

July RI Attorney General’s Office “Will not Prosecute Thomas”

August – NKSD reports to RIDE

September – Monsignor Clarke Elementary and Middle School calls NKHS for reference

September 28 – NKHS Blue Ribbon Award Announcement at School Committee Meeting

October 26 Eli Sherman emails SC “Going to run with the story”

October 29 – TV News breaks story “Former RI high school coach suspended after AG confirms investigation”

November 5 – Monsignor Clarke Elementary and Middle School Clarke dismisses Thomas

November 6th – Saturday morning SC meeting – Pending OMA Violation

December 22nd US Attorney Requests Documents re Policies

January 25th School Lawyer updates SC and community that they have begun working on the recommendations from Oliverio’s June, 18th report

February 8th SC meeting Auger present and IT Dir does presentation

February 9th Auger resigns and IT Dir identified as Interim Superintendent

February 14th Oliverio’s Phase 2 report released pointing to errors in auger’s response and praising the SC for working on his phase 1 recommendations

 

 

Jim McGwin is a North Kingstown resident and local activist.

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