Milton Hershey School Settles Case, Changes Background Check Policy

Posted by Kristina Taylor
May 21, 2010

Milton Hershey School Settles Case, Changes Background Check Policy

The Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA, recently dealt with a particularly unpleasant scandal involving the molestation of students.  The perpetrator is the son of a Milton Hershey School houseparent (the school offers room and board to students) who assaulted and abused students 20 years ago. 

The victims finally came forward and identified the person responsible several months ago, and Milton Hershey School recently settled in the case, giving the victims an undisclosed amount.  Meanwhile, the perpetrator has been charged and sentenced.

Since the molestation 20 years ago, the Milton Hershey School revealed to reporters that it has changed its background checking policy on visitors and those who would be accessible to their students.

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