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June 5, 2014

Pinkerton teacher charged with assaulting student

Pinkerton building construction teacher no longer at school

DERRY — David Howes, 61, of Windham, until recently a building construction teacher at Pinkerton Academy, has been charged with assaulting a female student on campus.

Howes, who the school says is no longer employed there, turned himself in to police Tuesday afternoon, according to Capt. Vern Thomas.

There was a warrant for Howes’ arrest on five counts of simple assault, all misdemeanors.

Howes allegedly “inappropriately touched” a 15-year-old female student in his classroom after classes had ended for the day, Thomas said.

The incident allegedly occurred May 22.

Pinkerton spokesman Chip Underhill said Tuesday Howes is no longer employed at the school.

Both the alleged victim and the school reported the allegations to police, Thomas said.

“Pinkerton Academy was very helpful in cooperating with this situation,” he said. “There is nothing else I can talk about.”

No other allegations are being investigated by police, Thomas said.

He said he couldn’t comment on whether Howes had a criminal record nor offer details on the nature of assaults.

Reached at his home Tuesday, Howes said he had no comment.

Howes was released on $10,000 personal recognizance. He is scheduled to be arraigned in 10th Circuit Court in Derry June 19.

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