An investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive shows how Oregon’s largest school district helped an educator evade sexual misconduct allegations. Reporters reviewed police reports, personnel records and state and district investigations into Mitch Whitehurst, who worked in Portland Public Schools for 32 years despite mounting complaints. The Oregonian also interviewed victims. Records and interviews showed the system protected the accused educator, not children. He ultimately left under a cloud and surrendered his license in 2016 for sexual misconduct, but only after a male colleague complained. Outraged school board members have pledged an investigation in response to the story.