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Police said they have reasons to believe there could have been more than one student affected by Michael Fisher's behavior.

Posted: Feb 5, 2018 6:51 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Police continue investigating the sexual abuse allegations involving former Academy of Arts and Academic's School Principal Michael Fisher.

Springfield Police Lt. Scott McKee told KEZI 9 News that because of the nature of this situation they are handling these allegations differently than they would any other sexual abuse investigation.

“The allegations involve inappropriate contact with children,” McKee said.

He said they are confident the survivor who came forward was subjected to long-term abuse at the hands of Fisher.

McKee said after talking with the survivor who reported the abuse police have concerns Fisher’s behavior could have impacted other students.

“Even in a situation like this where the alleged perpetrator is no longer with us, we still have that moral obligation for the children that could have been impacted,” he said.

He said anyone who knows anything about the allegations of Fisher’s behavior prior to the investigation could be held liable.

Police are also asking potential victims to come forward. He said their testimony will only help the investigation.

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