Exeter Superintendent Calls Social Media Incident 'Relatively Minor'

Nov 6, 2014

Exeter High School
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Exeter superintendent of schools Michael Morgan is not giving many details about what he's calling "an incident involving the inappropriate use of personal technology." His primary responsibility, he says, is to protect students' privacy. 

On Wednesday, Exeter Police Chief Richard Kane told Seacoast Media Group  “the police department is actively investigating.” 

An alert sent to parents Wednesday described a situation involving several Exeter High students, and told parents "the District is aware of this matter and is dealing with it in accordance with adopted school policies and procedures."

Morgan described the incident as both "kind of serious," and "relatively minor," saying that the most important thing is that people -- students, presumably -- "realize the permanency of things that are written or pictures that are available [on the web.]"  

When asked about students' anecdotes reported by Channel 7, Morgan said to take it with a grain of salt.  "There's a lot of exaggeration going on," Morgan said, "I'm not always sure kids have 100 percent of the accurate story."