Pingry Survivors' News

10 May 2016 - 12:04, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, 1 comment
[One of the Pingry Survivors recently wrote this reflection about what it means to come forward about child sexual abuse he suffered as a student at The Pingry School.] “Reading Aloud” by A Pingry Survivor “The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took...
29 April 2016 - 15:28, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, 7 comments
Dear Pingry Community: We are writing this letter to introduce ourselves (the “Pingry Survivors”) to you – former students, their parents, and all other people who care about The Pingry School (“the Pingry Community”). Pingry Survivors is currently a group of twelve men who were sexually victimized while we were children at the Pingry School...
27 April 2016 - 15:21, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, No comments
Article from NJ.com They were called “Ted’s kids,” or more mockingly, “Teddy’s little boys.” “Ted,” or Thad P. Alton Jr., was a constant presence in their lives: a teacher at The Pingry School in Short Hills; their Boy Scout troop leader; and their counselor at the Maine camp where they summered. That gave Alton nearly unlimited...
17 April 2016 - 12:52, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, No comments
Article from The New York Times BOSTON — Phillips Exeter Academy, an elite New Hampshire boarding school whose prominent graduates include Daniel Webster and Mark Zuckerberg, disclosed last month that it had forced out a popular teacher in 2011 because of sexual misconduct in the 1970s and ’80s. The school’s delayed announcement — officials said...
7 April 2016 - 14:12, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, No comments
Article from NJ.com A typical child sexual abuse case. That’s how the allegations against former Pingry School teacher and coach Thad Alton are playing out. One alleged victim comes forward. Then another. Then a couple of more. And then more alleged victims — who suffered in silent shame thinking they were the only ones — become...
1 April 2016 - 14:20, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, No comments
Article from NJ.com The former Pingry teacher at the center of the school’s investigation of possible sexual abuse was convicted in 1980 in New Jersey of three counts of lewdness stemming from games of strip poker played with 12-year-old boys, according to a court document. Thad “Ted” P. Alton, Jr. worked at Pingry or an earlier...
1 April 2016 - 13:32, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, No comments
Article from CBS New York BASKING RIDGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A former teacher at the center of a New Jersey prep school’s investigation of possible sex abuse was convicted more than once of sexual conduct with minor boys, reports said Friday. As WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron reported, Thad P. “Ted” Alton Jr., 69, is a...
1 April 2016 - 12:50, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, No comments
Article from Basking Ridge Patch The school denies they had any knowledge of the claims against a former educator accused of sexual abuse. Basking Ridge, NJ — Former Pingry School officials knew of sexual abuse allegations made against an educator who this week was accused of similar crimes against several alumni students, an attorney representing...
31 March 2016 - 13:16, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, No comments
Article from Morris News Bee Also later worked at the Peck School in Morristown BERNARDS TWP. – Officials at The Pingry School in Liberty Corner and at the private grades K-8 Peck School in Morristown are investigating allegations that a former employee who served time in prison for sexual abuse of boys may have also...
30 March 2016 - 14:16, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, No comments
Article from NJ.com Pingry School alumni expressed shock and sadness Wednesday at the news that sexual abuse allegedly occurred at the elite private school in the 1970s. However, they applauded school administrators for a prompt and decisive response. On Monday, the school sent a letter to parents of current students, the entire alumni and school...

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