At least three teachers and coaches at the Horace Mann school in the Riverdale section of the Bronx allegedly sexually abused students between 1978-1994, according to an article written by a former student and published in the NY Times.
The alleged abusers are all now dead, writes alum Amos Kamil in an article to be published in its entirety this weekend. A preview piece was published in Thursday's NY Times magazine.
The school's headmaster calls the allegations "disturbing and absolutely abhorrent."
In the article, Kamil recounts a conversation with friends years after graduating from the school where they shared stories of molestation.
"One of the guys talked about a teacher who took him on a field trip, and then invited him into his bed in the hotel room they were sharing. (My friend fled, walking in the rain for hours until the coast seemed clear.) Another told a story about a teacher who got him drunk and naked; that time, no one fled."
A man identified in the article as a former football coach is accused of luring a student into an art studio at the school, then locking the door and telling the boy to undress before sexually assaulting him.
"These allegations are highly disturbing and abhorrent. We can assure you that none of the individuals mentioned inthe article is currently employed by the school nor have they been for a number of years," said Thomas Kelly, Headmaster, in a letter to parents.
For the preview article from the NY Times, click HERE.