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Principal On Administrative Leave After Failing To Report Abuse Allegations At Previous Job

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GROVELAND (CBS13) — An elementary school principal is on leave after admitting in court that she didn’t report allegations a teacher at her previous school was abusing children.

The Big Oak Flat Groveland Unified School District Board decided to put Tenaya Elementary School Principal Susan Moffitt on administrative leave on Tuesday.

Moffitt admitted to a grand jury that she never went to police after a number of accusations against a Traina Elementary School teacher while she was principal at the Tracy school.

Teacher Darrell Golden is now being held on a list of felony sexual assault charges, though Moffitt said she didn’t report allegations dating back as far as 2006.

Moffitt quietly left the Tracy school to become principal at Groveland’s Tenaya Elementary, but after learning of her admissions in court, parents are being anything but quiet.

“I don’t have anything personal against the woman, but I don’t think she should be the principal here,” said grandparent Ben Denson.

Denson and a handful of Tenaya parents waited quietly for a closed-session board meeting to end.

Superintendent Dave Urquhart insisted the board had no idea about the situation when Moffitt was hired, but legally couldn’t elaborate about her future employment outside of her current administrative leave.

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