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Claremont Superintendent at Center of Dispute Involving Local Police

Britta Greene
New Hampshire Public Radio

Claremont police have confirmed the city's interim superintendent of schools was at the center of a dispute last week that resulted in officers responding to an emergency call from the district's administrative offices.

According to the police report, Interim Superintendent Keith Pfeifer was in the process of being suspended, and Nathan Lavanway, the district’s assistant director of business and finance, had asked Pfeifer to leave the building.

Pfeifer was refusing to do so, claiming he was still in charge. He was cooperative and professional when police arrived, according to the report, and left after speaking with the district’s attorney.

Pfeifer declined to comment Friday, referring questions to his attorney, Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky.

Pfeifer has been serving on an interim basis since the school board ousted former superintendent Middleton McGoodwin last year.

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