Horace Mann Issues Apology Letter for Alleged Sex Abuse

    FILE - This April 22, 2013 file photo shows the Horace Mann school in the Bronx borough of New York . The Bronx district attorney's office and the New York Police Department launched an investigation into allegations of abuse at the prestigious private school, after a New York Times Magazine article last summer said the academy was plagued by teachers who sexually abused children in the 1970s. Prosecutors said Friday, April 26, 2013 that they found a pattern of abuse that went even further than what was alleged in the article. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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    It's a start, but a lot more could be done. Administrators at Horace Mann, the elite New York City private school that has been at the center of decades of sexual-abuse allegations, posted an apology letter to the school's site on Friday. In addition to acknowledging "unconscionable betrayals of trust" and praising survivors who have come forward, the letter also talks of establishing an "advisory board on student safety" and getting rid of the board position of trustee emeritus. This last move is widely seen as aiming to eliminate board members who knew of abuse in the past and did nothing to stop it. The one thing the letter doesn't mention? Launching an actual investigation.

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