School: Staffers abused students

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) – Seven former faculty members sexually abused students for decades while school administrators failed to take action, an independent investigation released by an elite Connecticut boarding school found.

The report released late Friday by the Hotchkiss School near the New York state line found that 16 students were subjected to unwanted contact from male faculty, including intercourse and unnecessary gynecological exams.  It also documented instances when administrators failed to intervene when made aware of the sexual misconduct, which happened between 1969 and 1992.

It’s the latest prestigious boarding school in New England to deal with allegations of pervasive sexual misconduct in recent years, including St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, and St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island.

Hotchkiss officials said in a letter with the report that they have notified law enforcement.