Two Central Catholic Staff Members Placed On Administrative Leave

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LAWRENCE (CBS) – Two staff members at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence have been placed on administrative leave while the school investigates accusations of inappropriate behavior.

The investigation into the staff members comes just days after Director of Curriculum and Instruction Andrew Nikonchuk was fired when a former student accused the administrator of drugging and raping him.

“My son is innocent. If you know my son, you know he would never do this,” Nikonchuk’s father, Andrew Nikonchuk said in a statement to WBZ-TV.

On Thursday, Central Catholic President Christopher Sullivan said in a letter to parents an allegation surfaced Wednesday that another staff member was posting “compromising photos” of himself on a website that is adults-only and password protected.

Copies of the photographs had been circulated around the school.

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