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Team 10 Investigates: 14 alumni from The Bishop’s School in La Jolla claim sexual misconduct

More Bishop's alumni report misconduct cases against former school employees
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Posted at 5:12 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 20:12:47-04

LA JOLLA, Calif. (KGTV) - One of the most elite schools in San Diego has finished investigating accusations of decades of sexual abuse.

Investigative reporter Jennifer Kastner broke the story last July when several former students at The Bishop's School came forward about former school employees. The numbers have since doubled.

The current tuition at the prestigious private high school is more than $36,000 per year.

It's been ten months since we reported on how the school was dealing with claims of abuse that spanned three decades. In a transparent move last year, the The Bishop’s School revealed that seven members of its alumni had come forward and described fifteen separate instances of misconduct.

Five of those were first-hand accounts of sexual misconduct or boundary violations committed by a school employee.

READ: The Bishop's School dealing with multiple claims of sexual misconduct spanning several decades

Since then, The Bishop’s School has been working to complete its investigation. It is now over and the numbers are up. The school report’s, “To date, 14 alumni have come forward to report incidents of sexual misconduct.”

The school also reports, "Ten different perpetrators were identified as having engaged in sexual misconduct that would potentially constitute a crime at the time of occurrence."

None of the accused are apparently still with the school and at least two are reportedly dead.

The school reports that most of the cases were from the 1970s and 1980s. There were no reported cases within the last 20 years.

The school declined an interview with 10News, but in a new letter to alumni, it reaffirms its commitment to student safety and apologies to everyone who was affected.

The school has turned over ten cases to the San Diego Police Department and says it will notify the community if charges are filed against any of its former school employees.