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Principal accused of voyeurism replaced by interim leader

January 18, 2018

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — Administrators of a Vermont school have chosen an interim principal to replace the former principal who resigned amid accusations he videotaped a girl in the bathroom of his home.

The Valley News reports the South Royalton School announced Wednesday Joanne Melanson had been appointed interim principal. Melanson replaces former principal Dean Stearns. Melanson had previously served as a principal at three different New Hampshire schools and as a business education teacher.

Police arrested Stearns after a 16-year-old girl who was staying at his home called police to say she believed she was being videotaped at the home. Police say the investigation showed that she was being recorded in the bathroom. Stearns has pleaded not guilty to charges of voyeurism and child pornography.


Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com

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