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Suspended with pay: Williamsport Area School District releases official statement on principal arrested on sex assault charges

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A Williamsport Area School District spokesperson released the following statement concerning high school Principal Roger Freed’s arrest on various counts of sexual assault-related charges Wednesday afternoon:

“In light of the charges filed yesterday against Williamsport Area High School principal Dr. Roger Freed, the Williamsport Area School District wishes to provide an official response.

“As per school policy and procedure, Dr. Freed is suspended from his position with pay. The school district is cooperating with authorities as they continue their investigation.

“The safety and well-being of our students is our first priority. Should any student wish to speak to a counselor, counseling services will be available by appointment only by calling 570-323-8411.”

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