A New Hampshire guidance counselor is facing charges after police say she had sex with one of her students.
Kristie Torbick, 37, surrendered to police Friday morning. Authorities say the investigation started at the end of January after they got a report of alleged sexual misconduct between a faculty member and a student. She's been charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault.
NBC Boston caught up with Torbick as she was leaving her Lee home Friday afternoon.
She didn't have anything to say about the allegations and asked us to leave her property.
Exeter residents say it's a story they’ve heard far too often. In recent years, police have investigated several reports of sexual misconduct at the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy, which is just about 10 minutes from Exeter High.
"It's horrible," said one Exeter mom who didn't want to be identified. "To me, every angle is just sad and devastating."
According to the Exeter School District, when Superintendent Michael Morgan learned of the investigation, Torbick was placed on paid administrative leave pending its outcome.
"Since this is a personnel matter, I am not going to comment on the particulars of this case, including the allegations and charges," Morgan said in a statement. "The district will continue to cooperate with the Exeter Police Department. As always, the safety, well-being and security of all of our students remain our highest priority."
Torbick is due back in court in March.