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Mr. Edgar W. Friedrichs Jr.

Wrong Edgar W. Friedrichs Jr.?


Jeremy's elementary school

Employment History

  • Principal
    Beckwith Elementary School
  • Jeremy Bell's Principal and Teacher
    Beckwith Elementary School
  • Teacher
    Interboro School District
  • Principal
42 Total References
Web References
Newsroom - S.E.S.A.M.E. - Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct & Exploitation, 10 Dec 2012 [cached]
Then there was Roy E. Bell, of West Virginia, recounting how his 12-year-old son, Jeremy, was drugged, sexually assaulted and killed by his principal, Edgar Friedrichs.
Friedrichs admitted sexual misconduct and was allowed to resign from a Pennsylvania school district then resumed teaching in West Virginia where he ultimately became the Principal at Jeremy's elementary school.
Montgomery Herald - ‘The Jeremy Bell Act of 2006’, 14 Dec 2006 [cached]
Jeremy Bell was a 12-year-old Fayette County student who died in 1997 while in the care of his school principal Edgar Friedrichs Jr., a former teacher who began his career at Prospect Park Elementary School in Delaware County, Pa., over 30 years ago.
Despite accusations of child molestation in the Pennsylvania school, Friedrichs was able to transfer to another school in West Virginia, where he continued his alleged crimes.
While not initially charged with Bell's death, Friedrichs was found guilty of one count of first-degree sexual abuse and three felony counts of sexual abuse by a custodian on Jan. 31, 2002.The children he was found guilty of harming were Bell's two friends.Friedrichs was sentenced to a minimum of 31 years in prison.
Friedrichs, who was formerly principal of Falls View and Beckwith Elementary schools, was indicted on first-degree murder charges in May 2003.
Former Principal In Court On Murder Charges, 24 June 2005 [cached]
Edgar Friedrichs is accused in the murder of 12-year-old Jeremy Bell in 1997.
Friedrichs had been Jeremy Bell's principal and teacher at Beckwith Elementary School.
His trial is set to begin on July 25th.
"Passing the trash" first drew national ..., 21 Oct 2014 [cached]
"Passing the trash" first drew national attention when an elementary school principal named Edgar Friedrichs drugged, molested and murdered a 12-year-old fifth grader on an overnight fishing trip in Fayette County, West Virginia, in November 1997. Friedrichs, a known pedophile, resigned from the Interboro School District in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 24 years before the fifth grader's murder, with a letter of recommendation from district staff.
NEPA News, 16 Sept 2004 [cached]
The lawsuit names former principal Edgar W. Friedrichs Jr.; the Fayette County Board of Education; the Interboro School District outside Philadelphia; and Robert J. Castle, a former Prospect Park, Pa., principal, as defendants.
Friedrichs faces a murder charge in Bell's death.He is serving a prison term unconnected sex crimes involving his former Beckwith Elementary School students.
During that trial, a man testified about experience as a child with Friedrichs in the Interboro School District, where Friedrichs taught before he was hired in Fayette County.
The lawsuit says Pennsylvania officials "became fully aware that defendant Friedrichs was a predator who repeatedly sexually assaulted and abused minor students of the Interboro School District."
The note is on a reference form and explains Friedrichs was a fifth-grade teacher for eight years.
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