Tag: Thad Alton

31 March 2017 - 17:48, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, No comments
Article from NJ.com. It’s a good start – but hardly the final word, and probably not enough to forestall a lawsuit. That’s how the alleged victims of the decades-old sex abuse scandal at Pingry School view the just-released report commissioned by the school in response to threat of a lawsuit. The report turned up at least...
31 March 2017 - 17:38, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, No comments
Article from USA Today. BERNARDS, N.J. — An investigation conducted for a New Jersey school found that there was “a pervasive problem of child sexual abuse” at the private school in the 1970s. A private firm conducted a nearly yearlong investigation into abuse by former staffers at Pingry School in Basking Ridge, N.J. The school...
31 March 2017 - 17:29, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, No comments
Article from NJ.com A popular teacher and Boy Scout leader at a prestigious prep school is believed to have abused at least 27 boys over six years in the mid 1970s, according to an inquiry by an investigative firm commissioned by the Pingry School. The investigation also revealed alleged sexual misconduct by two other teachers,...
11 October 2016 - 15:43, by , in Pingry Survivors' News, 2 comments
Article from NJ.com A Morristown prep school has alerted alumni that at least two former students now say they were molested by Thad Alton, a teacher who was later convicted of sexual assault on young boys. The Peck School hired an outside firm to investigate Alton’s time at the school, in the late 1970s, to...
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...
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...

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