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    Boarding school renames athletic field after abuse report

    September 5, 2018

    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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    Information from: Record-Journal, http://www.record-journal.com

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