Vienna State Opera launches investigation into abuse of students

Pupils at prestigious ballet academy were subjected to physical, mental and sexual abuse by two teachers The Vienna State Opera has launched an investigation and promised far-reaching reforms after allegations that students at its prestigious ballet academy were subjected to physical, mental and sexual abuse by two teachers. Things have happened that are unacceptable, the schools director, Dominique Meyer, said on Wednesday after the Austrian magazine Falter told Austriasbroadcaster that the teacher accused of most of the abuse had been warned about her behaviour two years ago and was eventually dismissed in January. Meyer said he has ordered a full explanation of everything that has gone wrong, adding that that child protection officials were also investigating the allegations and that …