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Sup. sorry about asst. principal transfer

March 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
L.A. Unified School Superintendent David Brewer has apologized to parents for allowing an assistant principal, now facing charges for forcible lewd acts on a 13-year old, to work at a middle school.Authorities transferred Steven Thomas Rooney to Markham Middle School in South L.A. after he was investigated for suspicion of statutory rape of a female student while vice principal at Fremont High School. The girl allegedly would not cooperate with police and no charges were filed.

But then came the transfer, and police arrested Rooney last week. Brewer says an independent outside counsel will investigate how the transfer was allowed.


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