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an alaska man revealed a secret in his suicide message, sparking a small town’s ‘me too’ moment

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an alaska man revealed a secret in his suicide message, sparking a small town’s ‘me too’ moment

karl ward, a former schools superintendent and principal at haines high school in alaska, was recently accused of sexual abuse. he died in 1997. (alaska state department of education and early development/ap)rick martin used his last words to share a painful secret.the 60-year-old man from haines, alaska, was suffering from an incurable liver disease. but before he took his own life in march, martin recorded videos on his cellphone. in one clip, he claimed he had been sexually abused decades earlier by local luminary karl ward.for 22 years, ward worked in the town’s school system, rising from teacher to superintendent until his retirement in 1976. although he had been dead since the 1990s, his presence still clung to the small fishing town 80 miles northwest of juneau. the high school ...