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No Charges Filed Against Threatening Principal

By The Associated Press — January 17, 2017 1 min read
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The Allegheny County district attorney’s office has declined to charge a Pennsylvania high school principal whose threats toward a student were secretly recorded.

A letter to Woodland Hills Superintendent Alan Johnson last week called Kevin Murray’s actions “inappropriate.” A spokesman for the district attorney’s office said it would be best to defer to district officials to address Murray’s behavior rather than charge him criminally.

The Woodland Hills High School principal was suspended after a recording surfaced in November in which he can be heard threatening to punch a 14-year-old student in the face. The teenager who recorded Murray is facing a juvenile charge of violating state wiretapping laws in an unrelated incident also involving a secret recording in school.

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A version of this article appeared in the January 18, 2017 edition of Education Week as No Charges Filed Against Threatening Principal


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