A Nanaimo school district principal has been charged with theft and resigned as a result.
According to Nanaimo RCMP, a charge of theft under $5,000 was laid against David Street, 55, last Friday, stemming from an allegation of theft in a 2015 investigation.
Street was most recently principal at Woodlands Secondary and also served as principal for Ladysmith Secondary School as well. The school district confirmed that Street no longer was in its employ. He will receive no severance.
“He had been on leave since just before spring break … and officially not employed this past Friday, end of day,” said Dale Burgos, school district spokesman.
The district wouldn’t comment further on the incident, but said it is cooperating with police.
“We are obviously deeply troubled by the allegations which underlie the charges against Mr. Street. We have an obligation to maintain the confidentiality of employment matters and wish to respect the court process,” John Blain, school superintendent, said in a statement.
Street is scheduled to make his first appearance in court on June 16.
Street has not been reached for comment.