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: Back For Another Round: Republican Rob Astorino To Run For New York Governor In 2022
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: Harlem Subway Push Victim Randall Weaver Describes Scary Ordeal, 'There's A Lot Of Loonies Out Here Now'
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: COVID Vaccine Pop-Up Sites At Subway, Transit Hubs Target Commuters As FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine For Children 12-15
“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.