NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The blockbuster allegations of sexual abuse of students by members of the prestigious Horace Mann School’s faculty has prompted a reaction.
Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson’s office has set up a confidential hotline for folks with information about the alleged abuse to call.READ MORE: New Pop-Up COVID Vaccination Sites Open Across New York, Signs Of Normalcy Returning To City
Anyone with any information about alleged sexual abuse is asked to call (718) 838-7382. All calls were kept confidential.
Last Sunday, Amos Kamil, an alumnus of the school published a piece in the New York Times Magazine alleging a pattern of sexual abuse took place at the school back in the ’70’s.
Kamil said sometimes the school got rid of the alleged abuser, sometimes not.READ MORE: Brooklyn Couple Hospitalized After Stabbing In Bushwick, Police Investigating
Kamil said the sexual abuse lead to the suicides of some teachers and students.
“I have been running from this thing most of my life,” one Horace Mann alum told Kamil.
Kamil said he is now looking forward and hopes Horace Mann will seize the opportunity to help other children.MORE NEWS: Senate Moves Forward With Stimulus Bill Marathon After Nearly 12 Hour Stalemate
“I think this is a chance to take a leadership position on a subject matter that is epidemic in our society … Horace Mann has a chance to lead,” Kamil said.