PREP SCHOOL STAFFERS IN SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
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.