Probe as principal of Ceara special school suspended

Dr Peter Cunningham.
Dr Peter Cunningham.

The principal of Ceara School is believed to have been suspended pending an investigation by the Education Authority (EA).

He was allegedly asked to leave on the final day of term, after a visit to the school by a number of officials, including two from the EA.

It is understood that the suspension is precautionary and that the matter under investigation does not relate to pupils.

Councillor Joe Nelson, a member of the Board of Governors, said, “The school governors were aware of an allegation and were happy that due process was being followed and, up until the end of term, were kept fully aware of what was going on. I am not aware of any move to suspend the principal.”

A spokesperson for the EA said it “does not comment on staffing matters”.