2 school officials resign amid sex abuse claims

2017-04-30 22:30
(iStock)

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Wallingford - Two former headmasters at a prestigious Connecticut boarding school in the US have resigned as life trustees after a report that alleged teachers had sexually abused students, school officials say.

According to a spokesperson for Choate Rosemary hall, Charles Dey resigned from the position a few days ago. He led the Wallingford private school from 1973 to 1991. Edward Shanahan resigned on Friday. He was headmaster from 1991 to 2011.

All former Choate headmasters receive the life trustee designation, spokesperson  Lorraine Connelly said.

The resignations come after Choate provided a report from outside investigators this month naming a dozen educators accused of sexual misconduct while at the school, some dating back more than five decades. Famous alumni include John F Kennedy, Michael Douglas and Ivanka Trump.

School officials and the report said Choate officials didn't notify police, state child welfare officials or other schools of the allegations.

State officials have said they're assessing the failure of Choate employees to report abuse in a timely manner as required under Connecticut law.

Wallingford Police Chief William Wright said the statute of limitations for each case expired and no criminal charges can be filed.


Read more on:    us  |  sex abuse

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/World
 

For the love of Corgis!

WATCH: 35 Corgi's to make your day! If they’re good enough for the Queen of England they’re good enough for us.

 
 

Paws

Can we communicate with our pets?
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Buying a puppy? Don’t get scammed!
WATCH: These funny animal videos will make you LOL!
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.