New York Today: At Choate, Decades of ‘I’d Rather Let It Go at That’

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Investigators say that for decades, administrators at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut did not comply with a law requiring them to report sexual abuse of minors to state authorities.

Christopher Capozziello for The New York Times
At Choate, Decades of ‘I’d Rather Let It Go at That’
A long list of administrators at the prestigious boarding school kept sexual abuse under wraps and did not report accusations as the law required.
Choate Rosemary Hall, in Wallingford, Conn., has acknowledged decades of abuse by at least 12 former faculty members.

Sexual Abuse at Choate Went On for Decades, School Acknowledges

At least 12 teachers at the elite Connecticut boarding school abused students, beginning in the 1960s and into the 2010s, an investigation by a law firm found.

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Dear Diary: A woman entered the elevator in my apartment building, and my friend Frank and I greeted her with a smile. She smiled back. She was carrying an official-looking clipboard and wearing a navy jacket in a heavy utilitarian material and appeared as though she were definitely there as part of her job. I don’t know why — perhaps it was the lateness of the hour — but I was curious what she was doing there. “Are you with a utility company?” I asked politely. “No,” she said with a broad smile, and without another word she showed us an ornate gold-and-blue badge hanging around her neck that she pulled out from under her jacket. Well, that certainly got our attention. Read More, and See Today’s Weather and Commute »

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