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School Principal loses job over his Deputy's paedophile allegations

June 12, 2013 at 4:12 PM

The Employment Relations Authority ruled against reinstating Pamapuria School Principal Stephen Hovell for protecting his deputy and not his school children. The Principal failed even after receiving the police letter expressing concerns over Deputy Principal Parker's unsafe behaviour of inviting his students for sleepovers at his home. The principal also failed to disclose the relevant concerns to the school board nor censured Parker's inappropriate actions at critical times to mitigate further harm on the children. These put his school children directly at risk in Parker's manipulation and abuse.  A fuller news item here