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New Hampton superintendent issues response to rape investigation

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NEW HAMPTON (KWWL) - Jay Jurrens, the superintendent for the New Hampton Community School District, issued the following statement on Wednesday in the wake of a reported sexual assault investigation taking place at the high school:

"The New Hampton Community School District is committed to the safety of all of its students," Jurrens said. "The district has defined policies and procedures in place to deal with any incident that may occur within the school. These procedures include immediate referral to local law enforcement agencies when any type of serious incident occurs.

"State and federal laws prohibit us from discussing any details of student related incidents with anyone," he continued. "The district’s practice with matters similar to the one that has recently been in the media would be to immediately turn the investigation over to local law enforcement. Until they have completed their investigation, the school may or may not know or be involved in that process.

"The New Hampton Community School District is committed to enforcing all policies and regulations to protect the students in our district. This commitment starts with the school board and continues through every employee of the district from the superintendent to the administrators, teachers and every member of the district’s support staff."

Previous stories:

http://www.kwwl.com/story/25468656/2014/05/08/attorney-new-hampton-teen-sodomized-raped-in-high-school-locker-room

http://www.kwwl.com/story/25445687/2014/05/06/family-accuses-officials-of-ignoring-new-hampton-school-rape
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