Deerfield Academy teacher accused of sexual abuse

DEERFIELD, Mass. (WHDH) — Alarming allegations coming from former students of Deerfield Academy leads to a shocking investigation.

The school is now confirming a former teacher sexually abused one student who came forward.

And there is evidence that such conduct occurred with at least one other student as well.

In the investigation report, school leaders say:

"It is clear that these incidents caused deep, real, and lasting pain. We can never make that go away. However, by openly addressing this issue now, we hope to give victims validation, to keep the door open for those who might still want to come forward or seek counseling, and to reassure our entire community of our commitment to the standards we espouse."


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