Three Dartmouth College professors are on paid leave while facing a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, authorities said.
The New Hampshire attorney general’s office announced a joint investigation into the allegations on Tuesday, with the Grafton County attorney, New Hampshire State Police, the Grafton County sheriff’s office, and Hanover police.
In a press release, the attorney general’s office said it “Engaged in a dialogue” with Dartmouth College and learned that the college had received allegations of sexual misconduct.
While those investigations are pending, the three faculty members will have restricted access to Dartmouth property, the college said.
“Dartmouth is cooperating with law enforcement,” said college spokeswoman Diana Lawrence in a statement. “
The attorney general’s office said there was “no basis to conclude that there
is a threat to the general public.