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Arrest Of Concord Teacher Primo “Howie” Leung

CONCORD, NH -The Concord Police Department arrested Primo “Howie” Leung on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, as a fugitive from justice on felony level sexual assault charges out of Massachusetts. Leung is a credentialed educator in New Hampshire and at the time of his arrest, was employed in the Concord School District (SAU 8). He had been under formal investigation by the New Hampshire Department of Education since mid-February when the department was notified by the superintendent of SAU 8 concerning Leung having inappropriate contact with a female student.

“I am incredibly proud of the students who first alerted school staff of their concerns regarding this teacher’s interaction with a student,” stated Frank Edelblut, the commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Education. “I am also extremely pleased with Attorney Diana Fenton from the department who demonstrated diligence and follow through in recognizing the signs of a possible crime, and acted on that information. Ensuring that our students are safe in the classroom and in the school community is a top priority for the Department of Education as we all have a legitimate expectation that our children will be safe in their school environment. The inappropriate action of one individual is not a reflection of the dedicated work of the many professional educators that we have here in New Hampshire.”

“The Department of Education worked with all parties involved in this matter,” said Fenton. “I want to thank everyone for their hard work, cooperation, and dedication to ensure that all appropriate steps were taken in a timely manner.”

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