School asked police to investigate sex claims
ONE of Queensland’s most prestigious schools says it is fully co-operating with a police investigation in to allegations of sexual abuse.
Former students of The Southport School, an institution which has fostered some of Queensland’s sharpest minds and biggest sports stars, have spoken to investigators about allegations of historical sexual abuse which allegedly occurred in the 1970s and 80s.
Police reopened the decades-old investigation in April, but former student Bill Edgar yesterday issued a media re- lease revealing he had supplied investigators with a two-page statement detailing names of alleged victims and perpetrators. However, TSS has hit back at Mr Edgar’s claims.
In a statement, a TSS spokesman yesterday said the school welcomed and actively encouraged the investigation.
“TSS requested this latest investigation in April and not Mr Edgar, who is using the horrors of child sexual abuse to gain notoriety,” he said.
“TSS urges all survivors of abuse to go directly to the police.”