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Update: District filed report to Riverhead Police Department related to principal

04/30/2019 8:05 PM |

UPDATE (Wednesday, May 1): Det. Sgt. Ed Frost of the Riverhead Town Police Department said Wednesday that the Riverhead Central School District filed a report to police related to the high school principal.

“The school district made a report to us and that’s all I am at liberty to discuss right now,” he said.

The report is not something that could be made public at this point, he said.

Original Story: Riverhead High School principal Charles Regan will no longer be at the high school pending an investigation into a personnel matter, according to Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez.

In a message posted on the district website Tuesday night, Ms. Henriquez said: “This morning, the Riverhead Central School District administratively reassigned” Mr. Regan.

No details on the reason for the reassignment were provided.

“While we understand that there will be questions surrounding this matter, the district is legally prohibited from sharing further details on it,” Ms. Henriquez said. “We appreciate your patience as we perform our due diligence regarding this matter.”

Assistant principal Sean O’Hara will be serving as acting principal, Ms. Henriquez said.

A robocall to parents Tuesday alerted them to the message posted by Ms. Henriquez on the district website.

Mr. Regan, 48, of Quogue earned $187,693 in 2018, according to SeeThroughNY. He replaced David Wicks as high school principal in 2013 when Mr. Wicks became the district’s assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. Mr. O’Hara then filled Mr. Regan’s position as the assistant high school principal.

Mr. Regan had been assistant principal since 2006 and had previously worked in the Eastport-South Manor Central School District.

Photo caption: Charles Regan pictured at graduation in 2018. (Credit: Madison Fender/file)

WITH TIM GANNON

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