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NY POST: My School Hell: HM Abuse Victim Speaks


My school hell: Horace Mann abuse victim speaks out By JULIA MARSH and AMBER SUTHERLAND Last Updated: 7:54 AM, April 23, 2013 Posted: 1:32 AM, April 23, 2013



NYTIMES: Victims Call on HM for Inquiry


The New York Times
April 23, 2013
Victims Call on Horace Mann for Inquiry By VIVIAN YEE Jon Seiger said he was abused by eight teachers at Horace Mann, the elite Riverdale preparatory school, while he was a student there in the 1970s. Ron Klepper said he was abused so often that he was too frightened to go to school. Edward Bowen said he drank and took drugs for years, trying to escape the memories of his abuse at the hands of a music teacher. Daniel Shapiro said he had spent 35 years believing he was alone in being abused.



ASSOCIATED PRESS: Alumni Ask HM to Open Investigation


NEW YORK — A group of Horace Mann alumni who say they were sexually abused while students there are calling on the elite New York City school to appoint an independent investigator.
The four men, along with attorney Gloria Allred, also called on the state Legislature on Monday to pass a bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases. The men, now in their 40s and 50s, said they were abused as teens.



AP: Alumni Ask Bronx School to Probe Sex Abuse Claims


 
Alumni ask Bronx school to probe sex abuse claims By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press | April 22, 2013 | Updated: April 22, 2013 7:35pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of Horace Mann alumni who say they were sexually abused while students there are calling on the elite New York City school to appoint an independent investigator. The four men, along with attorney Gloria Allred, also called on the state Legislature on Monday to pass a bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases. The men, now in their 40s and 50s, said they were abused as teens. A woman who says she was an abused student was also at the event, but was not identified and did not speak.



CBS: HM Alumni Tap Ex-NYC Judge to Lead Probe


 
Horace Mann Alumni Tap Ex-NYC Judge To Lead Independent Probe April 22, 2013 9:54 PM
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A group of Horace Mann alumni have hired former judge and sex crimes prosecutor Leslie Crocker Snyder to conduct an independent probe of alleged sexual abuse at the elite New York City school. A board member of the Horace Mann Action Coalition told the Wall Street Journal that the group looked for someone with the skills of a district attorney and the wisdom of a judge.



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