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Apr 7, 2016 2:00 PM

Exeter police ask victims of possible misconduct at Phillips Exeter to contact them

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EXETER — Police are asking anyone with information about possible misconduct or abuse at Phillips Exeter Academy to come forward, including those who may be victims.

Police Chief William Shupe said the department is investigating a number of reports submitted by alumni of Phillips Exeter Academy to the school, which then turned the reports over to the police department.

In response, the department has opened several investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of students by at least two current or former faculty members of the school, Shupe said.

“The Exeter Police Department takes any allegations concerning the sexual abuse of children very seriously, and we want to assure the community that we are conducting a complete and impartial investigation into each claim,” Shupe said.

The department has added additional staff from the patrol division to the detectives division to assist in the investigation.

“We are very grateful to those who have come forward, and we are thankful for the support of the public as we conduct our investigations,” he said.

Anyone with information about possible misconduct at the prep school is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Michael Munck at 603-773-6144 or via email at mmunck@exeternh.gov.

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