Guidance counselor assault case sparks proposed law
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New Hampshire lawmakers are considering restrictions on school districts and their employees in response to a guidance counselor’s sexual assault of a student and the support she received from former colleagues.

The House Education Committee held a hearing Wednesday on a bill that would ban school employees from providing character references for those convicted of sexual misconduct involving a child. Republican Rep. Linda Camarota, of Bedford, said she drafted the bill in hopes of sparing other towns the “devastating consequences” her community suffered after school district employees spoke at Kristie Torbick’s sentencing last summer. Torbick, a former guidance counselor in Bedford, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student in Exeter, where she later worked.

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