New Hampshire law prevents school leaders from viewing full criminal records of potential employees

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H.  – It’s bad enough school and union officials routinely cut deals with teachers suspected of sexually abusing students, giving them letters of recommendation and allowing them to avoid prosecution in exchange for their resignations.

Often times those teachers gain employment at other schools and continue to assault students.

Now it appears that a New Hampshire state law is also helping educators with checkered pasts avoid detection when they apply for school jobs.

State Rep. Rebecca Emerson-Brown is pushing to “toughen up the law” limiting what police can divulge to schools about an applicant’s criminal history, after a Portsmouth school employee with a conviction for assault secured employment in Portsmouth schools and allegedly solicited a 14-year-old student for sex, the news site reports, SeaCoastOnline.com reports.

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