Abuse, Misconduct Uncovered in Emma Willard Investigation
An investigation finds decades of sexual abuse and misconduct at Emma Willard School in Troy. That's according to a report by the law firm Cozen O'Connor, which conducted the investigation for 10 months.
The investigation outlined reports from the 1950s until the 2015-2016 school year. It includes reports of sexual harassment, assault and rape.
The law firm interviewed 75 school community members. The school says they are now working to prevent issues of sexual misconduct from continuing at the school.
In a letter to the community, school leaders said in part, "This investigation was undertaken so that we understand, plan and educate about sexual misconduct. We are taking responsibility for the past so that our future is different."
They say they will continue to investigate any reports that come forward.