Doe said he received a “certificate of completion” from Brooks, but considered himself a failing student who didn’t complete homework assignments — although he was a regular at the Poirot home, where he was supposedly going to get help with his studies.
“I was continually at her home to study, but nobody caught on,” he said.
Doe said his parents were persistent in their concerns about their son’s academic problems.
“They did everything they could to get to the bottom of why I wasn’t doing well in school,” he said.
Finally, they found out about the situation 18 months ago, when Doe said he briefed them on the relationship he had with the woman school administrator.
“My folks were pretty upset,’’ he said. “They felt angry at first. They sent me off to a private school to receive an education. This was a secret I kept from them for decades, a secret I kept to myself even though many adults at Brooks were aware of what was going on.’’