AJC investigation: Hidden history of sex abuse at Ga. boarding school

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AJC investigation: Hidden history of sex abuse at Ga. boarding school

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After years of inaction, the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia, is confronting decades-old allegations of sexual abuse by a former faculty member. BOB ANDRES/BANDRES@AJC.COM

The largest private boarding school in Georgia tolerated years of sexual misconduct by at least one faculty member, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found.

Seven former students of the Darlington School in Rome told the Journal-Constitution they were molested or propositioned by a teacher between the mid-1970s and the late 1980s.

Darlington took no action on at least three reports accusing the teacher of sexual misconduct, the Journal-Constitution learned. Now, it is looking into the extent of the alleged abuse, as well as its own failures.

Read the full investigation at myajc.com

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