An internal investigation at a Rhode Island prep school found that at least 26 students were sexually abused by staff in the 1970s and 80s – and that the alleged perpetrators were fired but not reported to authorities, NBC News reported.
St. George's School released a report on its nearly year-long inquiry into sexual misconduct to alumni of the Middletown, Rhode Island-based boarding school Wednesday night.
It identified six former employees who allegedly committed sexual misconduct in the 1970s and 80s and expressed "regret, sorrow, and shame that students in our care were hurt."
Four of the six had been dismissed by St. George's – which hosts grades 9-12 – though the inquiry made clear the school did not do enough. "It is evident that school failed on several occasions to fulfill its legal reporting requirements to the authorities," the report said.