The letter — signed by L. Brent Bell, Darlington's head of school, and Linda G. Owens, chairwoman of the school's trustees — invited anyone who had experienced or heard about abuse on campus to come forward. Attorneys conducted numerous interviews, she said, although it isn’t clear whether they talked with the accused former faculty member. The man continually talked about oral sex, Lee said, and brought up an idea he would return to again and again for the next two years: that they enter into a “special relationship.”, “I felt trapped,” Lee said. All of Darlington's home games played in Chris Hunter Stadium or in Van Es Arena in the Huffman Center will be broadcast live. The dorm master let him smoke cigarettes in the apartment and offered to play pornographic videos, Lee said. Shortly after Lee entered the hospital, he said, his mother called a school official to report the dorm master’s behavior. The investigation is the first of its type in Darlington's 112-year history. “Nothing was done,” the former student, Timothy Lee of New York, said in an interview. “Our goal is to look into everything — anything that occurred then and in the time since,” Wester said. Apparently referring to Lee, it said a former student had reported “an uncomfortable and inappropriate experience.” It emphasized that the former faculty member had not been accused of “physical contact.”. “That year, I didn’t know any better.”. Lee described the man’s efforts as “grooming,” although he said they never had sex. The investigation continues, Wester said. Early in the semester, another boy in his dorm invited Lee to a gathering in the apartment of the dorm master, one of several faculty members who lived among the students. Several boys were present that evening, Lee said. Aerial view of the Darlington School’s sprawling campus in Rome, Georgia, captured from the school’s website. The investigation initially centered on allegations by one former student — who says his mother first reported his abuse to Darlington 29 years ago, in 1988. Earlier this spring, for instance, Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, where the alumni rolls include President John F. Kennedy, acknowledged that at least 12 former teachers molested or raped students between 1963 and 2010. Lee didn’t know what the letter would say until he received a copy in the mail. Lee entered Darlington’s high school as a sophomore in the fall of 1986. He was insecure and self-conscious, he said, “a very lonely kid.”. A private boarding school in northwest Georgia is investigating alleged sexual misconduct by at least one former faculty member – an inquiry that could expose decades-old secrets and abuses. Enjoy many of our athletic events live, courtesy of the The High School Sports Network. The Darlington School in Rome, about 70 miles northwest of Atlanta, is the latest elite institution to confront claims that their verdant campuses harbored sexual predators.