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Hampton board submits report on principal

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 10:32 AM

The education ministry says it has now received a full report from the Hampton School board on its deliberations concerning the recent actions of principal Heather Murray.

Murray has come under fire for attending the court hearing for a Moravian minister charged with having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Education Minister Ruel Reid had said he would comment on the issue after receiving the report.

Yesterday the ministry confirmed that Murray has submitted the report on behalf of the board.

It says it will be reviewing the report with a follow-up meeting to be held within the next two weeks.

The Hampton principal came under fire after she attempted to block Gleaner photographers from taking the pastor's picture while at his court hearing.

She then explained that the pastor's wife was her friend and that she went to the court hearing to support her.

The pastor's wife did not attend the hearing.

Murray was later sent on leave by the education ministry following mounting public backlash.

However, her attorney, Andre Earle denied that she agreed to apply for two weeks’ leave.

Earle said Murray had no need or desire to proceed on any leave and would therefore continue her normal duties as principal.

The school board also released a statement backing up that position.