Horace Mann alumnus Amos Kamil uncovered decades of sexual abuse at his school in a shocking New York Times Magazine cover story.Here are some highlights from the article:
-Shortly after Kamil arrived at the school, he was warned by another student about certain teachers who were known as perverts.
-One former student says his art teacher, Mark Wright, asked to draw a portrait of him after-hours. He then allegedly made the boy strip and assaulted him.
-The same teacher performed physicals for boys’ sports and allegedly assaulted boys then.
-Another teacher, Stanley Kops, coached the swim team and was known to allegedly join the boys in the shower. He later resigned after allegations of misconduct and committed suicide.
-Johannes Somary was a brilliant music teacher who allegedly took one student on solo trips to Europe, where the student accuses him of rape.
-Another student, Ben, eventually admitted to his parents he had a sexual relationship with Somary. When his mother confronted the teacher he said “That’s how we Swiss kiss!” Ben eventually committed suicide.
-When the author tried to contact the school, they said: “The article contains allegations dating back, in some instances, 30 years, long before the current administration took office, which makes it difficult to accurately respond to the factual allegations therein. In addition, on June 13, 1984, there was a fire in the attic of the business office that destroyed some records.”
-The school has since released this letter to parents responding to the article.
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