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As soon as NOBTS was made aware of criminal online sexual misconduct allegations against Andrew Shiira, we were in complete cooperation with law enforcement and will continue to cooperate with them as requested. We offered any assistance we might provide to complete the investigation. Currently, we have no evidence of any physical harm or sexual harassment pertaining to our campus population by Mr. Shiira. If anyone has any information of this nature, we encourage you to notify the Dean of Students office at DOS@nobts.edu and Campus Police at police@nobts.edu.

Mr. Shiira was dismissed from the institution upon notice of the charges made by law enforcement. NOBTS remains committed to cooperating with law enforcement with any further inquiries or investigations. Mr. Shiira previously resigned his position on staff with the institution pending his graduation and prior to any allegations being made by law enforcement.

In a statement, Dr. Dew said, “We are shocked and grieved to receive this news and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement in this matter. Our counseling services are always available to assist any student, faculty, or staff members impacted by this shocking news and encourage anyone in need of counseling or other forms of assistance to let us know how we can help. We grieve and pray for those who are often overlooked as victims of online sexual crimes. We also pray for everyone who is negatively impacted by this situation.”