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Student to Return to Phillips Exeter Academy Prep School for Now After Sex Case

The boy had sex with a female student in January - both were 15

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    Part of the campus of the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy is seen Monday, April 11, 2016, in Exeter, New Hampshire. Phillips Exeter Academy, which was founded in 1781, acknowledged in March 2016 that a teacher was forced into retirement in 2011 after admitting to two cases of sexual misconduct dating back to the 1970s and '80s.

    A federal judge has temporarily reinstated a teenager at an elite New Hampshire prep school after his mother said he was wrongfully expelled after having sex with another student.

    The Portsmouth Herald reports Judge Joseph Laplante said Tuesday that the boy, referred to as "John Doe," would return to Phillips Exeter Academy in early December. A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 13, 2017, to determine if he would experience unwarranted harm by not being permanently reinstated.

    The boy had sex with a female student in January. Both were 15. She reported the encounter to the campus health center. Exeter investigated and decided he had violated their sexual misconduct policy. A lawsuit filed by his mother alleged Exeter first said the boy would be placed on leave, but could return after seeking therapy.

    A jury found Exeter liable for breach of contract.

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