It was supposed to be the most important event of the day for hundreds of students, parents and staff at Claremont Community College.
But as it turned out, it wasn’t just the first of the year, but also the last for the Claremont School of the Arts, which is a public college that’s been under siege for nearly a decade.
As the school prepares for its annual fall commencement, the crisis at Clarewood Community College has come back to haunt the community school, which has been rocked by accusations of sexual assault, bullying and harassment, among other charges.
The allegations have continued to mount as a result of a 2016 federal probe, and the school is in the middle of a three-week mediation process to address the allegations.
This week, the school’s board announced that the school will close for the next three weeks, and that the next board meeting will take place at the end of March.
The school, founded in the 1950s, has always been the target of criticism, but over the years, it has grown into one of the largest Catholic high schools in the nation.
It’s an institution that has been lauded for its academic excellence and diversity.
For many, it’s also a place that has grown deeply into a community where the school has struggled financially and has had a history of violence.
It has been hit hard by recent scandals involving the handling of sexual misconduct complaints and accusations of bullying.
And for some, the scandal has become part of the daily lives of students and staff, particularly those from Claremont’s predominantly white and upper-middle-class community.
In the past few weeks, the controversy has made headlines, including on the campus of the university that runs the school.
The news has also led to some high-profile departures from the school, including a professor and three other faculty members who left earlier this month, the latest in a series of resignations at the college.
For students and parents, the situation has made it harder to keep up with the school and its daily operations.
A look at the Clarewood community The Claremont community college is a Catholic high school.
In recent years, students have been protesting in a variety of ways against the schools administration and its leadership.
But the protests have mostly been peaceful.
In June, the Clarefield Daily Times reported that students were arrested after they attempted to march to the Claremore Community College to demand their schools administrators be held accountable.
On Sept. 16, 2016, the day after the Clarebrook shooting, protesters stormed Claremont College and broke windows, broke windows of the Clare County Courthouse, damaged vehicles and vandalized property.
The following year, on Sept. 30, the protests were joined by the Clareville Community School District, which was also under siege.
The Clarewood shooting was not the first time a community college had faced allegations of sexual abuse.
In 2014, students at the school began calling for the resignation of former administrator Robert A. Smith, who was accused of sexually assaulting a female student in 2010.
Smith was found guilty of one count of third-degree sexual abuse in February of that year.
At the time, he was placed on administrative leave after being indicted on one count each of second-degree rape and second-in-degree child abuse, as well as one count that he sexually abused a 15-year-old student.
In September 2016, after a student filed a complaint, Smith was fired and the community college was shut down.
The incident that led to the closure of Claremont was the latest chapter in a long-running dispute between the community and the college’s leadership.
In 2011, then-deputy president William F. Bowers resigned over the school districts decision to move its campus to a new location, leaving a small community college at the center of a nationwide backlash.
After the school reopened in 2015, the college had been plagued by accusations that it was too religious.
Students accused Bowers of forcing them to have sex with him and other administrators, while students also accused Bower of pressuring students into drinking alcohol or smoking pot in order to keep them quiet about sexual misconduct allegations.
A report released by the U.S. Department of Education found that Bowers violated multiple federal sexual harassment and abuse laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
The federal investigation resulted in the resignation in December of Bowers, as did several other former school officials.
But that controversy also resulted in a settlement between the school community and Bowers.
The new agreement called for Bowers to stay on the Claremary College campus, but said that the campus would move to a larger, more modern facility that would include more space for student groups.
The settlement was reached without admitting or denying the allegations against Bowers or his wife, former school President Mary Bowers-Walsh, who resigned in March 2016.
As part of that settlement, the U,S. Attorney