Another possible sexual abuse scandal erupting at an elite prep school. While non-sectarian in nature the power dynamics are still the same - (alleged) abuse of authority.
Local law enforcement and child abuse experts are looking into reports that sexual abuse may have taken place at Emma Willard School in the 1970s and 1990s, school leadership confirmed Wednesday.
One of the recent allegations came to light in April, when the all-girls boarding school received a report that a former student had been sexually assaulted by a former teacher in 1998, according to a letter sent Wednesday to the school community by Interim Head of School Susan Groesbeck.
An Emma Willard teacher was fired in 1998 after the school learned the individual had been involved with a student in a way that "violated the school's boundaries of faculty/student interaction," the letter said. But the administration was unaware at the time of any allegation of sexual assault involving the teacher, the letter continued.
Troy's Emma Willard School reports sex abuse allegations - Times Union