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Newfound Superintendent 'Won't Defend' Employee Who Sought Leniency For Guidance Counselor Who Sexually Assaulted Teen
BRISTOL — The head of the Newfound Area School District says she had no idea a high school guidance counselor planned to speak in support of former Exeter High School guidance counselor Kristie Torbick when she pleaded guilty and was sentenced last week for sexually assaulting a student.
Superintendent Stacy Buckley said Tuesday that neither she nor anyone else from the administration supported Newfound Regional High School guidance counselor Shelly Philbrick when she addressed the court.
She said she is now investigating the incident as a personnel matter.
“I am not going to defend her in any way,” Buckley said of Philbrick.