Bucks County parents were suspicious of Shero before allegations

    There’s always that feeling. Call it parental instinct; call it profiling. In this case, the Bucks County parents who raised suspicious of Bernard Shero were right on the money.

    Shero was named in a Grand Jury report last week as one of four suspects accused of raping a boy while at St. Jerome’s parish in the Northeast.

    Before then, Shero spent more than a decade teaching at a few schools in Bucks County, where parents found something odd about his behavior. When he returned to Bucks County after his stint in Philadelphia, there were more concerns.

    As the Bucks County Courier Times reports, one parent insisted her fifth grader be placed in another class in 2005, so as to avoid being near Shero. The parent vowed to pull her daughter from the school if not, though at that time, the allegations about Shero had not come to light.

    Shero was pulled from teaching in 2009 after the archdiocese received word of the allegations against him.

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