"Former student forces R.I. prep school to confront its past" by Bella English Globe Staff December 14, 2015
A pattern of coverup and denial concerning the alleged sexual assaults of multiple students at the school in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Founded in 1896, St. George’s has educated several Astors and Vanderbilts, Howard Dean, and Prescott Bush, father of President George H.W. Bush. Today, it has 365 students in Grades 9 through 12 and charges $56,000 annual tuition for boarders.
It is the latest in a string of New England prep schools that have had to deal with allegations of sexual impropriety, including Deerfield Academy, Fessenden, and the Berkshire School....
Time for me to go quiet for the day.
DLU (days later update):
"R.I. prep school report cites more sex abuse victims" by Bella English Globe Staff December 23, 2015
An investigation by St. George’s School has found that a total of 23 students were sexually abused by three school employees in the 1970s and ’80s, according to a draft of a report provided to the Globe Wednesday evening. The perpetrators were fired, but the prep school did not report them at the time to child protection services, as mandated by law.
In addition, three other employees during the same period engaged in sexual misconduct with a single student apiece, bringing the total to 26 victims of staff abuse, according to the draft report to alumni, signed by headmaster Eric Peterson and board chair Leslie Heaney.
“To all victims, we are truly, deeply sorry for the harm done to you by former employees or former students of the School,” the draft states. “We are heartbroken for you and for the pain and suffering that you have endured. We pledge to do all we can to support you in your efforts to heal, if you want or need our support.”
The document outlines plans to set up a therapy fund for victims, create an independent advisory support group, and consider removing former headmaster Tony Zane’s name from a dormitory. Zane, now 85, led the school in Middletown, R.I., during the years the abuse occurred....
I've come to the conclusion that ritual sexual abuse, perversion, and pedophilia is a right of passage for the entire crust of elite presented to us by ma$$ media image-makers. What little that is reported and covered is minimized or channeled in a certain direction, some things focused upon more than others, other things left vague and omitted.
I'll also let you in on a little secret. I don't want to do this anymore, the chronicling the goings on of the elite via their mouthpiece.