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Aug 28, 2019 10:46 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Riverhead High School Principal To Resign Next Month

Aug 28, 2019 11:43 AM

Riverhead High School Principal Charles Regan will resign from his position effective September 27.

At a School Board meeting on Tuesday, the Riverhead Central School District accepted his resignation, in a 4-3 vote. All disciplinary charges from the district will be dropped, as the assigned hearing officer loses jurisdiction as a result of the resignation.

Board members who voted against the action wanted to see the charges followed through to a conclusion; however, board members who voted in favor reassured them that the State Education Department will proceed by reviewing Mr. Regan’s educational certification and license.

Mr. Regan had been “reassigned to his home” in Quogue with pay since late April, shortly after a former student, Anastasia Stapon, accused him of sexually abusing her.

Ms. Stapon is now suing Mr. Regan, current and former administrators, and current and former School Board members in federal court. A complaint was filed by her attorney, John Ray of Ray, Mitev & Associates of Miller Place, on August 15 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

The principal was accused of sexual assault and statutory rape by another former female student about a month after Ms. Stapon went public with her claims.

The second student, who has asked not to be identified, was coached by Mr. Regan on the basketball team when he taught at Eastport-South Manor schools more than 15 years ago. She claimed that during that time he raped, sexually groomed and sexually assaulted her.

She is also represented by Mr. Ray, who said she plans to sue the Eastport-South Manor School District for $20 million.

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Why are we paying and not going after these educators to full extent of the law. We give them money to leave. What is out boe's there for??? Criminals that go on to another district.
Very poor educator being hired...
By knitter (1865), Southampton on Aug 29, 19 12:20 PM
Ms. Stapon needs to sue the School Board. The School Board members are not protecting our children in the Riverhead Central School District. The family needs to file a police report.

Awful ! Mr. Regan if true needs to be in jail (is the DA involved)? The School Board should be held responsible to allow this to happen. This is criminal by all.

Board members who voted against the action wanted to see the c
By Hamptonsway (94), Southampton on Sep 2, 19 5:48 PM