- Associated Press - Thursday, February 20, 2014

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s prestigious Hackley School has acknowledged sex abuse that occurred in the 1960s and has apologized to victims.

The Journal News (http://lohud.us/1gZmysJ ) says the private school in Tarrytown emailed a letter to nearly 4,000 alumni and current parents on Wednesday night.

It says the perpetrator was an unidentified, now-deceased former employee who “had a role in teaching.”

Details of the abuse and the number of victims were not disclosed.

At the time, Hackley was a boarding school for about 500 boys in the sixth through 12th grades.

The letter says several alumni from that era contacted the school over a period of time to report the abuse. The school hired a law firm to look into the allegations.

The letter includes information for anyone who needs counseling.

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Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com