Massachusetts prep school settles case alleging 1980s abuse

A western Massachusetts prep school has agreed to settle a lawsuit by a former student who said he was sexually abused by a faculty member in the 1980s.

Deerfield Academy and an attorney for the plaintiff confirmed the settlement on Tuesday. The terms haven't been publicly disclosed.

The plaintiff alleged in a lawsuit filed last year in federal court in Connecticut he was abused by faculty member Bryce Lambert while on trips to Connecticut for golf and squash matches against other prep schools. Lambert died in 2007.

A 2013 school investigation found evidence Lambert had sexual contact with two students.

School spokesman David Thiel says he won't comment on the settlement out of respect for the plaintiff's privacy.

The Associated Press generally doesn't identify people who say they're victims of sexual abuse.