Salem school plans on hold after director accused of sex abuse

Salem school plans on hold after director accused of sex abuse
Michael Bremont

SALEM, Ore. – The Salem-Keizer School District is putting plans on hold for a new proficiency school after the director was accused of sexually abusing a student.

The Statesman Journal reports 39-year-old Michael Richard Bremont, director of the Redmond Proficiency Academy, was arrested Saturday evening in Deschutes County on charges including sex abuse, attempted rape, sodomy, contributing to sexual delinquency of a minor and official misconduct.

According to Salem-Keizer District Spokesman Jay Remy, the district planned to open a sister school in the Mid-Valley. The Proficiency Academy of Salem was set to open this fall.