Elite NH prep school says teacher admitted sexual misconduct

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — An elite New Hampshire boarding school has alerted alumni that a longtime teacher has admitted to sexual misconduct with students in the 1970s and 1980s.

Phillips Exeter Academy sent an email to alumni Wednesday that Rick Schubart acknowledged the misconduct after the school received reports in 2011 and 2015. It said he was forced to retire and leave campus housing after the 2011 report. He was stripped of his emeritus status and banned from campus after the 2015 report.

School Principal Lisa MacFarlane told the Boston Globe that the school’s response was insufficient, and apologized. A message was left seeking comment from former principal Thomas Hassan, husband of New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan.

Schubart taught history at Exeter for 38 years. He didn’t answer calls Thursday.