Ex-student says assistant principal gave him booze, drugs


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David Bienick

A former student at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence said Friday he was one of the students who received drugs and alcohol from a former assistant principal.

The former student, who asked not to be identified, said he and classmates visited Andrew Nikonchuk’s apartment in Lowell on two occasions.

“Everybody was smoking marijuana there,” said the man, who is now in his mid-20s.

At the time, Nikonchuk was a science teacher at the school.

“It was strange, but it was kind of cool at the same time for students to hang out with him. So nobody really thought much of it way back,” he said.

The man also said he knows another former student who recently told the school that Nikonchuk had drugged and raped him in 2006.

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