When Jamie finally worked up the courage to pursue criminal charges, she was disappointed to learn the statute of limitations had expired and she would be unable to pursue criminal charges. Knowing her former teacher was still working with children, she bravely called her abuser, Andrea Cardosa, who was working as Alhambra High School’s vice principal of student services. Jamie recorded the call and posted it on YouTube.
Her call to Andrea Cardosa can be seen here (trigger warning: this is an emotional call):
Cardosa did not dispute the allegation and almost immediately resigned:
School officials identified the accused as Andrea Cardosa, a vice principal at Alhambra High School, and said she resigned Friday after an interview with administrators.Today the video has more than 750,000 views.
The resignation followed the release of a YouTube video made by Jamie Carrillo, 28, of Victorville. The video was posted on Friday. By 4 p.m. Monday, there were about 131,800 views.
As for Jamie's next step, she's considering legal options:
Her attorney, David Ring, said Jamie’s former teacher was previously investigated by both school and law enforcement authorities in 1999 when rumors began to swirl about the alleged abuse. But the investigation resulted in no arrests, charges or disciplinary action, he said.
Ring said the former teacher, who was her basketball coach, was allowed to resign with a positive recommendation.
“They call this 'passing the trash,'” Ring said.
Ring said Jamie is considering a lawsuit alleging misconduct on the part of the school districts that hired the former teacher.