BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The president of a prestigious music school in Boston says 11 faculty members have been fired during the past 13 years for sexual assault and harassment.

At a forum Monday, Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown apologized to students who have been assaulted and pledged to “root out abusive behavior.”

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“I admire their courage in coming forward and am grateful for their activism. We made it clear to the Berklee community that we have a shared commitment to remove, from our campus, anyone responsible for sexual misconduct,” said a statement.

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Students walked out of classes Monday to protest the alleged assaults. Hundreds marched to the performance center where the campus forum was held.

The college said they created a group to address sexual misconduct and would be releasing a timeline of when they plan to accomplish key milestones by the end of the semester.

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