Boarding school finds evidence of sexual misconduct by former headmaster

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. — A private boarding school in Massachusetts says it has uncovered credible reports of sexual misconduct by a former headmaster that involved students.

Masslive.com reports that Williston Northampton School in Easthampton sent a letter to the school community this week that said it had four firsthand reports that former headmaster Robert Ward “violated the standards of professional boundaries” during his tenure from 1972 until 1979.

Williston Northampton began investigating after another private school — The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut — said it had uncovered credible sexual assault reports involving Ward that dated to the 1960s.

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