PREP SCHOOL STAFFERS IN SEX­UAL MIS­CON­DUCT

Metro USA (New York) - - News - REUTERS

An elite New Hamp­shire prep school ac­knowl­edged on Mon­day that 13 for­mer mem­bers of its staff en­gaged in sex­ual mis­con­duct with stu­dents in in­ci­dents dat­ing back decades, fol­low­ing an in­de­pen­dent re­view by a Bos­ton law firm. The St. Paul’s School apol­o­gized and said that it had failed to ad­e­quately in­ves­ti­gate al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual abuse by staff. The re­port fol­lows the ar­rest last year of a for­mer Epis­co­pal pri­est, Howard White, who served as the school’s chap­lain in the late 1960s and early 1970s on charges that he sex­u­ally as­saulted a teenage stu­dent. “The school failed to pro­tect stu­dents from sex­ual abuse and sex­ual mis­con­duct done to them by adults en­trusted with their care,” wrote Rec­tor Michael Hirschfeld and Board of Trus­tees Pres­i­dent Archibald Cox in an open let­ter to school fam­i­lies.

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