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Texas Prep School Faculty Abused 15 Students Over 3 Decades, Investigation Reveals

Texas Prep School Faculty Abused 15 Students Over 3 Decades, Investigation RevealsReutersThree staff members at an elite prep school near Houston, Texas, sexually abused 15 students over three decades, according to the results of a 15-month investigation released on Thursday by the school’s board of trustees.The investigation at The Kinkaid School, which currently has over 1,000 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, involved interviews with at least 58 people by private security firm T&M; Protection Resources. The school announced in May 2018 that it had hired the company to probe allegations of sexual misconduct between the late 1960s and early 1990s. The board of trustees’ summary of the investigation’s findings was published in full by ABC 13.“We are deeply disappointed by the school’s failure at times in its past to provide a safe and secure environment, and we offer our most sincere apologies to those students who suffered as a result,” said the board of trustees in a statement on Thursday. The company concluded that one faculty member committed sexual misconduct, including inappropriate touching, with eight students between the 1960s and early 1970s, according to the investigation. Those students were all between the ages of 10 and 13. Family of Slain University of Utah Student Lauren McCluskey Files $ 56 Million Lawsuit Against SchoolIn a second case, another faculty member engaged in inappropriate touching, attempted to sexually assault a student, and solicited students to engage in sex acts between the late 1980s and early 1990s, according to the report. There were six student victims of that faculty member, ranging between the ages of 14 and 17.A third faculty member engaged in “an inappropriate relationship,” which involved physical contact and sexual interaction with a 16-year-old student in the 1990s, according to T&M;’s findings.T&M; also found that the prep school’s senior leadership was made aware of one of the instances of misconduct toward a student and failed to terminate that faculty member, instead implementing “remedial steps.” The other two staff members were immediately terminated following the allegations.The investigation included interviews with alumni, current and former faculty, staff, administrators, and others, and Kinkaid said in its report that the school “provided the investigators with unrestricted access to school-affiliated individuals, files and other school resources.”“We affirm our deep gratitude to the survivors and witnesses who came forward, and we pledge our continued commitment to students, parents, faculty and staff, and alumni to promote educational excellence, personal responsibility and a safe and respectful learning environment,” the board of trustees said in its statement.Kinkaid reported the findings of the investigation to local authorities but “made the decision not to disclose the names of the three former faculty members,” according to the board. Survivors were purportedly notified in advance of Kinkaid’s plan to release the findings.“This behavior is simply not tolerated at Kinkaid today,” the school said, noting that T&M; did not uncover any allegations involving current faculty or staff members.“We as a school community can and will do better to protect our students.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Former Student: Brett Kavanaugh’s Prep School Party Scene Was A ‘Free-For-All’

Former Student: Brett Kavanaugh’s Prep School Party Scene Was A ‘Free-For-All’For the duration of his time on campus, a former student recalls, the guiding



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Debate prep video is a lesson in how to avoid a hug from Trump

Debate prep video is a lesson in how to avoid a hug from TrumpA former Hillary Clinton staffer revealed that the Democratic candidate anticipated a potential embrace by Donald Trump during presidential debate prep.



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Money to prep poor kids for college? Sorry, wrong font

Money to prep poor kids for college? Sorry, wrong fontHELENA, Mont. (AP) — Dozens of universities and organizations that applied for federal grants to help young people from poor families prepare for college were turned down by the U.S. Education Department because of mistakes that consisted mostly of incorrect margins, the wrong font or lack of double-spacing.



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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Crate Holds Tools to Prep for the Track

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Crate Holds Tools to Prep for the TrackThe 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is a few weeks from its official debut, but that hasn’t stopped the company from teasing yet more information about the track-ready machine. Dubbed the Demon Crate, a collection of custom Snap-on tools will help transform the Demon from street sensibility to drag duty.



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On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle ahead

On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle aheadPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Plug your noses and ready your "Juche fertilizer." It's time to prep the frozen fields in North Korea.



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Community program increases PrEP use among black gay, bi men

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Black gay and bisexual men enrolled in a program that helps them overcome personal barriers to treatment are likely to keep taking a daily anti-HIV pill, according to new research. Of 178 men who started taking the preventive pill as part of the program, nearly 70 percent were still taking the so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) a year later, researchers reported Wednesday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston. “I think it’s an important study because one of the major stumbling blocks of PrEP is adherence,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Fact Check: PrEP is a Powerful Tool in the Fight More people should know about this powerful tool in the fight against HIV

Fact Check: PrEP is a Powerful Tool in the Fight More people should know about this powerful tool in the fight against HIVEffective health care is based on science, data and sound policy, not stigma. And stigma, not science or sense, is at the heart of David Kaufman's December 21 NY Post article "Why New York's Plan to Push the HIV-Prevention Pill Could Backfire," which critiques the use of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)–a daily pill that HIV-negative…



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New England prep schools overhaul sex ed programs after rape trial

Elite New England private schools are revamping their sex education programs and school policies to help prevent sexual assaults after a high-profile student rape trial in New Hampshire drew scrutiny this summer. The moves by schools like Phillips Exeter Academy, Phillips Academy, and St. Paul’s School mirror a broader campaign at American colleges and universities to crack down on rape after several cases that drew national attention.
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