http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/25/ny...uiry.html?_r=0

Horace Mann, the elite Bronx private school, said on Friday that it would not commission an independent investigation into allegations of widespread sexual abuse there over several decades, even as it issued a public apology to victims............

The letter, signed by Steven M. Friedman, the board chairman, and Thomas M. Kelly, the head of school, did not provide further information about the abuses. But it acknowledged that from 1962 to 1996, “former teachers and administrators in fact did abuse, in various degrees,” students.

“We sincerely apologize for the harm that was caused by the teachers and administrators who abused anyone during their years at Horace Mann School,” Mr. Friedman and Mr. Kelly wrote. “These unconscionable betrayals of trust never should have happened. But they did, and now we, as a school, must fully accept this reality.” ............

The Bronx district attorney’s office said last month that a 10-month investigation identified at least 12 possible abusers. But it said it could not prosecute any of the cases because the statute of limitations had passed. .........

Still, the board did not agree to their chief demand: that the school conduct an independent inquiry into the abuses.

One alumni group has already commissioned its own investigation. .........more......

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The story that brought it all out after decades of cover up:

Prep-School Predators
The Horace Mann School’s Secret History of Sexual Abuse
By AMOS KAMIL
Published: June 6, 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/ma...ual-abuse.html