Ex-student: I was out of it when Vahey took me to hotel

A former pupil of London's Southbank International School said that he was "most likely" a victim of paedophile teacher William Vahey, who admitted to drugging male pupils before sexually abused them on school trips.

American William Vahey, 64, worked at Southbank International School in London from 2009 to last year Credit: AP

Vahey, 64, committed suicide last month and the FBI has warned that because of the methods he used, pupils may not be aware they were victims.

The boy sat alongside his mother as he told The Guardian about a school trip he went on with Vahey, during which he began to feel sick after dinner.

"I was drifting in and out of sleep," he said. "I told one of the chaperones and it was decided Mr Vahey was going to bring me back to the hotel."

"He took me to my room," said the boy, who has not been named. "As he was taking me to bed he asked me: 'What are you going to wear to bed?' I found the question and his manner to be very odd. I remember being completely out of it."

The boy's mother added: "We feel a lot of rage and we feel betrayed by the school."

An investigation into the teacher uncovered up to 60 images of students at the prestigious school on his computer.

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William Vahey: At least 60 victims of paedophile teacher

Police believe they have indentified images of at least 60 victims of paedophile teacher William Vahey at the London school he taught at. All are boys aged between 11 and 16 at the time alleged images were taken.