PITTSBURGH (AP) — The lawyer for a western Pennsylvania high school principal says his client didn’t mean to scare a special education student he’s accused of threatening.
Woodland Hills High School Principal Kevin Murray was placed on leave last week after the 14-year-old boy produced a recording where Murray can be heard saying he would punch him in the face.
The Tribune-Review reports his lawyer Philip DiLucente urged the public on Tuesday not to rush to judgment and says the entire story hasn’t been told.
He says Murray will do whatever the district requires of him to remedy the situation, including attend sensitivity training.
The teen’s attorney, Todd Hollis, says the teacher’s actions were unacceptable.
The 14-year-old is also under investigation for potentially illegally recording Murray.
Police say the teen has a history of secretly recording school officials.