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Boarding school renames athletic field after abuse report

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) A Connecticut boarding school is removing the name of a former headmaster who was found to have failed to report sexual misconduct allegations from its athletic field.

Choate Rosemary Hall announced Tuesday the school is renaming Shanahan Field, a multi-field sports complex on the school's campus, to the ``Class of `76 Field'' in honor of the field's lead donor, a 1976 Choate graduate.

The Record-Journal reports Edward Shanahan, headmaster of the Wallingford school from 1991 to 2011, was one of several former administrators named in a 2017 investigation.

The investigation found Shanahan and other officials failed to report misconduct allegations to the proper authorities. He resigned as a life trustee of the school a few weeks after the report's release.

The school says the renaming wasn't related to the investigation.


 


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