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Report: Horace Mann paid $1M in hush money to sexually abused students

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(PIX11) — The entire story of abuse at the Horace Mann School continues to be unearthed.

Lawyers for the school in the Bronx revealed in court that $1 million in hush money was paid to two victims in the mid-90’s.

The settlement was supposed to remain under wraps. Lawyers only revealed the sum because the school is suing its insurers over mishandled claims.

More than 30 former students have come forwarding saying they were abused by teachers at the private school from the 70s all the way through the 90s.

“But it’s not about the money,’’ said Dr. Kathleen Howard, 74, a former longtime Horace Mann science teacher whose son, Ben, was one of the two victims involved in the settlement.

“I realize that it could be millions and millions of dollars, and it would never have made any difference,’’ she told The Post last night.

Her son, abused by late music teacher Johannes Somary, committed suicide in 2009 at the age of 32.

Horace Mann School is a highly selective high school in the Bronx. Tuition costs $39,100, making it the second most expensive private school in New York City.

Among those who have attended the school are former governor and current city-comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer.