Dean/coach on leave at Central Catholic High

The Lowell Sun

By Kori Tuitt,
UPDATED: 04/29/2017

LAWRENCE — The Central Catholic High School dean of students and basketball coach allegedly sent inappropriate messages on Snapchat to a former student, leading to the school placing him on administrative leave this week.

The Central Catholic administrator on leave for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to a former student is Dean of Students and basketball coach Richard Nault, according to The Eagle Tribune.

The action on Nault — who has led the perennial powerhouse basketball team in Lawrence for about a decade — comes in the wake of the school firing Andrew Nikonchuk, of Lowell.

Also, the employee who was placed on administrative leave for allegedly posting “compromising photos” of himself online is social studies teacher John Housianitis, according to The Eagle Tribune. He’s a former Lawrence School Committee member.

Central Catholic President Christopher Sullivan sent an email to families on Thursday stating that an administrator was on leave for sending inappropriate messages through social media to a former student last month. A teacher was also placed on administrative leave for posting compromising photos of himself to an “adults-only, password protected website.”

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