Exeter teacher placed on leave under investigation for sexual assault

teacherverification May 20, 2013 0

by: Aaron Sanborn


An Exeter High School teacher placed on paid administrative leave last month is under investigation for sexual assault, according to a published report. The Union Leader reported that Exeter police are investigating a complaint that the suspended teacher sexually assaulted a female student in 2009.

Exeter police could not be reached for additional comment on Saturday. When asked about the report on Saturday afternoon, SAU 16 Superintendent Michael Morgan said he wouldn’t confirm or deny it.

“There are parallel investigations going on beyond the school district’s investigation,” he said. Officials have not released the name of the teacher.

Morgan previously confirmed the teacher was escorted off school grounds by administrative staff last month. “An Exeter High School teacher was placed on paid administrative leave on April 18, 2013, so that the district could conduct an investigation,” Morgan said in a prepared statement on Friday. “That investigation is ongoing. This is a confidential personnel matter.”

Morgan said he is hoping to wrap up the school district’s investigation by the end of the school year.

This article was written by Aaron Sanborn   and originally published on seacoastonline

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