Hackensack school custodian accused of sexual assault placed on leave, superintendent says

Phillip Porter was placed on administrative leave and has not returned to the district since his arrest on March 26, Thomas McBryde Jr., the superintendent of Hackensack Public Schools, said in a statement.

Lanette Espy

Mar 27, 2024, 12:23 PM

Updated 25 days ago

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A 76-year-old school custodian in Hackensack who was arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 has been placed on administrative leave, according to school officials.
Bergen County prosecutors say Phillip Porter was arrested after a report of a past sexual assault that occurred in Hackensack.
In a statement, Thomas McBryde Jr., the Superintendent of Hackensack Public Schools, said Porter was placed on administrative leave and has not returned to the district since his arrest on March 26.
"Should the charges against the employee be substantiated, the district will move forth swiftly with termination from all employment within the district,” McBryde said.
Porter is charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He'll remain in Bergen County Jail pending an initial court hearing in Hackensack.


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