Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rape Trial Casts Spotlight on New Hampshire Prep School

From The Wall Street Journal-

A high-profile rape trial under way here has put an uncomfortable spotlight on one of the nation’s most prestigious boarding schools.

Several current and former students from St. Paul’s School in testimony Monday described a campus tradition in which seniors proposition younger students to arrange encounters, often intimate, before graduation—with boys in some dorms and athletic teams competing for the highest tally.

In the “senior salute” tradition, students about to graduate would “decide that they wanted to hook up with a younger student,” Henry Kremer, who graduated from St. Paul’s in June, testified. The encounters “meant at least kissing” and could escalate “all the way up to sexual intercourse,” said Mr. Kremer.

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