NH Authorities Investigating ‘Multiple Allegations' of Abuse at Phillips Exeter Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy was founded in 1781, and counts Mark Zuckerberg among its alumni

Authorities in New Hampshire say they're investigating multiple allegations of abuse at the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy.

Tuesday's announcement by Exeter police came as Gov. Maggie Hassan apologized for allowing a teacher to stay on her supporter list during her 2012 campaign. Rick Schubart was forced to resign from the elite prep school in 2011, and has since admitted to sexual misconduct in the 1970s.

Exeter police had said they determined the statute of limitations had expired in both cases Schubart acknowledged. But Exeter's police chief said Tuesday his department had received information from the school detailing multiple allegations of misconduct and abuse and is in the beginning stages of investigating each allegation.

Police are asking anyone with information to step forward.

Schubart hasn't answered phone calls to his home seeking comment. A recording says his message box is full.

Among the school's notable alumni since it was founded in 1781 are Daniel Webster, Mark Zuckerberg and President Franklin Pierce.

The school didn't immediately release a statement on the allegations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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