Lakenheath intermediate school principal won't return
June 15, 2006
RAF LAKENHEATH, England — A Lakenheath intermediate school principal will not return to duty in the fall following an internal investigation into accusations of misconduct, Department of Defense Dependents Schools officials announced Tuesday.
Liberty Intermediate School principal William Hunter will be replaced in coming weeks, after a monthlong inquest that concluded last week “substantiated” the allegations, DODDS-Europe spokesman Dennis Bohannon said Wednesday.
Bohannon said he could not discuss the nature of the allegations against Hunter because the school has not decided what action it will take. Hunter has not been fired, Bohannon said, but a letter sent to parents Tuesday made it clear he will not return as principal next semester.
“Based on the information obtained through the investigation, I determined it necessary to make a change in the leadership at Liberty Intermediate School,” DODDS Isles District superintendent Linda Curtis wrote in the letter. “[Interim principal] Ms. [Joan] Anderson will close-out the school for the remainder of the current school year and a new principal will be announced in the coming weeks.”
In early May, Hunter was handed a temporary reassignment to work in the Isles District office while an investigation by the Department of Defense Education Activity in Arlington, Va., was under way. The accusations of misconduct were made by “a non-DODDS party” and did not involve a threat to any students, Bohannon said.