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Anchorage School District indefinitely bans military recruiters

  • Author: Tegan Hanlon
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published October 20, 2014

On the heels of scathing allegations against the Alaska Army National Guard, the Anchorage School District has indefinitely halted all military recruiting at its schools, according to Heidi Embley, district spokeswoman.

Ed Graff, district superintendent, alerted all branches of the military Monday that they could no longer recruit on school property until they met individually with Graff to "discuss student safety and other issues," Embley said.

Graff was in a board meeting Monday evening and could not be immediately reached for comment.

Embley said Graff's action came in the wake of media reports on leaked investigative files that describe sexual misconduct in the Alaska Army National Guard, some accounts involving high schoolers.

"As part of the investigation, nothing has come out that there was any alleged inappropriate activity on our school grounds, but we are going to do whatever we can to ensure student safety," Embley said.

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