Military recruiters banned from Anchorage Schools

Military recruiters are no longer welcome at Anchorage schools. Superintendent Ed Graff made the decision after the Anchorage Press published allegations that an Army National Guard recruiter had sex with and made sexual advances toward high school JROTC cadets.

Graff told the school board he contacted most branches of the military on Monday to let them know his decision. He wants to meet with them all individually about their expectations for interacting with students.

“Until I’m comfortable and feel I have a level of assurance on what those expectations are from the military branches as well as have that conversation [about boundaries], we will not have any recruiters on our campus visiting with students.”

Graff says the district administration is reviewing all of their policies regarding adult-student boundaries. He says he wants students to feel comfortable reporting any questionable interactions with adults.